Polio team attacked, lady health worker beaten unconscious
Residents attacked the polio team in Wahdat Colony area of Lahore. A polio lady health worker fainted from the attackers.
According to sources, residents of the area attacked the polio vaccination team.
According to sources, the lady health worker who lost consciousness due to the beating has been shifted to the hospital.
Police have registered a case against two accused Khalid and Hamid for interfering in the affairs of the government and insulting a lady health worker.
It may be recalled that despite the ongoing polio campaign across the country, Lahore has not been free of polio. Environmental polio samples have been positive on Outfall and Off Road this year.
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In November last year, after two years, the environmental samples on Outfall Road came back negative, but the samples taken in December and January were once again positive.
Lahore CEO Dr. Siddique had said that some areas of Lahore city are high risk from where the samples are still coming positive. Outfall Road and Closed Road areas have been showing positive patterns over the years.