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Measles claim lives of 8 children in Sindh

By News Desk

May 26, 2024 08:24 PM


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Measles claimed five more lives in interior Sindh including Jacobabad and Khairpur districts, mounting the death toll to eight in last two days, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

In the rural outskirts of Thul, Sindh, measles outbreak had claimed the lives of two minor brothers. Three-year-old Khalil Ahmad and four-year-old Momin succumbed to the disease in the village of Sheikh Muhammad Phor due to outbreak of measles in the area.  

The local claims that five children became the victim of measles in the current month.

They criticised dozens of measles cases are surfing in the area, indicating a rapid spread of the infection among the children but the local administration as well as the health department of Thul of Jacobabad district are not taking measures to prevent the disease.    

Likewise, three children have also been died in Kunab area of Khairpur district.

The measles outbreak has taken a devastating toll in the Faiz Ganj area, specifically in the Khush Kher Mohammad Hesbani locality, where three children from a single family succumbed to the disease yesterday.

The situation in Faiz Ganj has reached an alarming level, with eight more children from the same family in critical condition.

Despite seeking medical attention at the local BHU, the affected families reported that doctors failed to provide the necessary medication, which they believe led to the children's deaths.

Following the tragic loss of six children within two days, a team of doctors now arrived in the area to examine the surviving children. According to the doctors, samples from the infected children have been sent to laboratories for further analysis, and the affected children have been vaccinated against measles.

Taking the notice of increasing number of children deaths due to measles, the Chief Minister of Sindh has asked the DG Health for a report.


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