JAMRUD, 27 September: A person from Godar Darzikhel area of Jamrud tehsil in Khyber Agency, Ali Khan says his son contracts fever every time he administers polio vaccine to him.

Ali Khan told TNN that he no longer administers polio drops to his son due to this problem. He said he was not present at home during the recent vaccination campaign and polio team again administered polio drops to his son due to which he is again contracted fever. He said the Health Department will be responsible if anything happened to his son. He said he is not against vaccination as all other children get polio drops, but he has refused to administer polio drops to his son due to this serious problem.

Agency Surgeon Dr Niaz Muhammad Afridi, when contacted , told TNN that a similar complaint was made recently and he personally administered polio drops to that child and nothing happened to that child. He said four more persons are making similar complaints. He asked the complaining parents to bring their children to him for medical tests.