Corruption in Sindh's anti-typhoid drive

12:00 PM, 6 Jun, 2024
Corruption in Sindh's anti-typhoid drive

KARACHI: Massive corruption has been found in the anti-typhoid campaign in Sindh in an investigation which revealed that a list of 227 supervisors submitted to the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) from District Central Karachi was largely fabricated.
A total of Rs38.88 million fund was allocated for the transportation expenses of these supervisors. However, a report disclosed that only 11 of the listed individuals were legitimate supervisors involved in the campaign. The remaining 216 names were unrelated to the effort.
Following this revelation, EPI officials halted the payments. 
A probe conducted by Health Minister Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho also confirmed that 216 out of the 227 listed supervisors were not active in the field.