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Refusing Polio Vaccine can Put Parents in Jail Sentence

Jail sentence announced for parents who refuse to give polio vaccine.

The Sindh government has announced to take harsh action against parents who refuse to Vaccine their children against polio, which might result in jail time and fines.

The Sindh Immunization and Epidemic Control Bill 2023 grants deputy commissioners the authority to prosecute such parents on behalf of the provincial government.

Parents who choose not to vaccinate their children risk a fine of fifty thousand rupees and a month in jail. Polio workers and the health department will identify parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, and in conjunction with the police, they will take appropriate action against them.

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The Sindh police have been directed to work in tandem with the health department and polio workers in this particular situation.

At the newly established Gulshan-e-Aka Khail in Gadap, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah administered polio drops to children earlier in the day to kick off a week-long anti-polio campaign spanning 24 districts. He also urged parents to vaccinate their children against the crippling virus by giving them oral polio vaccines.

“Let’s work together as a community to create a polio-free environment and ensure our children have a healthier future,” CM Murad stated.

He announced that more than 62,000 front-line staff members will work across the province to guarantee that every eligible youngster gets this potentially life-saving vaccination.

There will be around 4,000 security guards to assist with this enormous undertaking. In the latter stages of our struggle against this crippling illness, the CM urged all hospitals, schools, and caregivers to welcome vaccinators. After all, they are genuinely on the front lines of this battle.


The polio virus was discovered earlier on April 19 in environmental samples from Quetta and Karachi.

The information indicates that two polio-positive individuals in Chaman and Dera Bugti earlier this year shared the same cross-border virus. Thus far, polio has been discovered in environmental and sewage samples from 31 different areas across the nation.

Also Read this: Five Police Officers on Polio Duty in Bajaur are Killed by Bomb Blast

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