Sindh govt terms reports about vaccine-related death ‘misleading’
KARACHI: A sensational news item aired by a section of the electronic media on Saturday about the death of a child in Korangi caused by polio vaccine disturbed the authorities concerned who said such ‘misleading reports’ could negatively affect the entire effort aimed at eradicating the crippling virus from the country.
Some TV news channels aired unconfirmed reports that a minor in a Korangi neighbourhood died after being administered polio drops during the ongoing campaign.
Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari, who oversees Sindh’s effort against polio, tweeted: “There is absolutely no correlation with #polio vaccination and the unfortunate death of an infant in #Karachi as reported by the media”.
She asked the media to stop spreading ‘misconceptions’ and blaming polio vaccines. “It severely damages our efforts towards a polio-free Pakistan.”