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Rotary India offers help to Pakistan for polio vaccination

After the recent killing of a polio vaccinator in Pakistan’s Peshawar city that forced WHO to temporarily suspend the vaccination campaign

Written by SURBHI KHYATI | Lucknow |
June 1, 2013 3:17:08 am

After the recent killing of a polio vaccinator in Pakistan’s Peshawar city that forced WHO to temporarily suspend the vaccination campaign in the city,Rotary International’s India National Polio Plus Committee has offered to take Muslim Ulamas from Uttar Pradesh to Pakistan to convince people and advocate polio vaccination.

On Tuesday,a female polio vaccinator was killed and another injured when two gunmen opened fired at the vaccinators on the outskirts of Peshawar —- the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The vaccinators were administering polio drops to children in the region.

Ashok Mahajan,former Director of Rotary International and chairperson of Rotary International’s Muslim Ulama Committee,said he had asked Pakistan’s national polio committee chairperson if the country needed any assistance from the Ulama committee for advocacy of polio in the light of recent events. Mahajan assured the chairperson that if needed,Ulamas from Uttar Pradesh are ready to travel to Pakistan and stand up for the cause of polio eradication in Pakistan.

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First published on: 01-06-2013 at 03:17:08 am

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