Two more children die of measles in Faisalabad, death toll reaches 48

HealthTwo more children die of measles in Faisalabad, death toll reaches 48

FAISALABAD: Two more children died of measles on Tuesday in Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital, taking the death toll in the district this year to 48.

Health experts have expressed concerns on government’s failure to control situation and the delay in the anti-measles vaccination campaign, which they say should have been started two months ago.

Talking to media, pediatrician Dr Sirajul Haq said with a prompt response the epidemic could have been controlled. He said a number of cases, especially in the rural areas, went unreported due to lack of awareness of parents measles symptoms.

Haq said 95 per cent of the children in the district were now at risk of contracting measles as they had not been immunised against it. He said contrary to claims by health officials, most public hospitals did not have the proper arrangements to treat measles.


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