United Nation condemns attacks on polio field workers
Islamabad: The United Nations family in Pakistan has condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the attacks on polio vaccinators this week.
“These are not just attacks on highly devoted health workers and volunteers, but on the health of Pakistan’s children. The provision of basic health services, including vaccination, is a fundamental human right and to deny this access through violence and intimidation is unacceptable. The safety of health and development workers must be secured and the provision of health and social services must remain neutral and free of interference,” states a press release on Thursday.
“All UN agencies in Pakistan and around the world have joined the government and people of Pakistan in expressing their sympathy to the families of those health workers who gave the ultimate sacrifice to ensure no child is paralysed from polio in Pakistan again.”