infant dies after administration of anti-polio drops 


KARACHI: A three-month-old boy died allegedly after he was administered anti-polio drops in Korangi area of Karachi, a private news channel reported on Saturday.

The victim family told that a female polio worker entered their house and administered the vaccination to their infant.

“Soon after that, white foam emitted out of the baby’s mouth and he expired,” the boy’s father said.

Parents of the infant protested along with a large number of people in Korangi area and filed a complaint with police.

Police and area people said the polio team also vaccinated other children in the area but nothing untoward happened.

The body was shifted to Jinnah hospital for medico-legal formalities where Dr Seemi Jamali, the head of emergency department, said the boy was dead at the time of arrival.

“Only postmortem report can reveal how the infant died,” Dr Jamali said.