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Rajanpur on way to become first polio-free city

RAJANPUR: The authorities said that Rajanpur district is on its way to become a polio-free as case detected in the district since 2012 on Monday.
Even now, more than 400,000 children will be immunised against the poliovirus, according to polio control room in-charge and Rajanpur District Health Officer Dr Ali Hashim.
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been carrying out an environmental sampling of the soil every month to detect the virus. Up until August, each sample has tested negative for the virus.
Despite occupational security risks, polio workers in the district remain dedicated to eliminating the disease.
The authorities said that their supervisors and senior officers supported them greatly, even providing additional security.
Meanwhile, those affected by the virus in their childhood are now forced to live difficult lives.
A woman who has polio, Shaheena said that the disease affected her when she was seven and she lost function of her entire lower body.
She has been living with her parents and is worried about who will take care of her after they passed away.
Even though the district has been free of polio, polio teams are still following strict control measures to make sure there is no outbreak in the future.
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