The number of polio cases in the country reached 27 with a poliovirus case confirmed in Peshawar on Monday. According to officials at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad, the case was confirmed from Mera Kachori, on the outskirts of the city.
Eighteen-month-old Abu Bakar was diagnosed with polio –the onset of paralysis recorded on June 9. NIH officials said the sample had been collected and sent to the federal capital which later confirmed the diagnosis.
This is the sixth case reported from Peshawar; the total number of cases in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has reached 11.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2015.