Cox’s Bazar Correspondent: World Health Organization has recently found Polio virus infected child patients in Maung Daw of Arakan state, Burma neighboring country of Bangladesh. Bangladesh government and World Health Organization jointly working on alert situation in Ukhiya, Teknaf and Naikhinchuri border area adjacent to Burma. Children, under 1 year age are being given immunizations through EPI Crash program in Naikhonchuri, Ukhiya and Teknaf, according data of WHO in Burma.
Cox’s Bazar Civil Surgeon said, as the polio virus infected patients have been found in neighboring township, Maung Daw of Arakan region, WHO, Government health and Family welfare ministry are jointly working to protect the polio virus and make the zone polio free through giving immunizations to the children.
“We express our concern over finding of polio virus infected patients in our neighboring country, Burma. For the interest of our children’s safety, we are giving EPI immunizations to the children of under 5 years age also, who are remained excluded from immunizations in Teknaf, Ukhiya and Naikhonchuri area” according to Cox’s Bazaar civil sergeon, Dr, Komruddin.
He further said, “We are giving immunizations to under 5 years children at 50 centers 30,000 children in Naikhonchuri, 155 centers 60,000 children in Teknaf, 28 centers in two refugee camps and 153 center 42,000 childern,Ukhiya border areas through special crash immunization program. We are also in alert and keep on trying to protect these areas from polio virus”.