Pakistan Suspends Health Officials For Wasting $3.7m Worth Of Vaccines

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Pakistani authorities have suspended two health officials
after $3.7 million worth of vaccines donated by UNICEF to protect children from
deadly diseases were wasted.
The pentavalent vaccines, which protect against five
diseases with a single shot, spoiled because they were not stored at the proper
temperature.

“An inquiry commission was formed to investigate the case
and has suspended two officials for negligence,” Dr Saqlain Ahmad Gilani, the
national manager at the Expanded Programme on Immunisation told AFP. The
vaccines were stored on a higher temperature than required, he explained.

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