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Peshawar hospital set on fire, angry mob claims children fell ill after polio vaccine

PESHAWAR: Dozens of protesters stormed inside a hospital in Peshawar’s Masho Khel area and set it on fire after 40 children fell ill allegedly due to reaction of polio vaccine.

A large number of people gathered outside the health facility and set the Basic Health Unit (BHU) on fire.

The administration called in the police for security.

Coordinator EPI Peshawar, Kamran Afridi, denied the allegations that the kids suffered due to vaccine. “Reaction is not possible and the vaccine was not expired,” he said.

A spokesman of Hayatabad Medical Complex told that the condition of children is not serious. ‘They are suffering from nausea and vomiting.’

He stated that something else could have created problems but it cannot be vaccine.

 

April 22, 2019

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