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Friday, June 21, 2024  
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Measles outbreak claims lives of 14 children in Punjab

Dozens more are hospitalised with the disease

Measles outbreak has claimed the lives of 14 children in various cities across Punjab, prompting Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz to take immediate action.

The tragic situation unfolded in several districts, with six children succumbing to the disease in Pattoki, six in Khanewal, and two in Sharqpur.

In Pattoki, six children lost their lives, while 11 others are currently hospitalized with severe fever.

Khanewal’s Kabirwala tehsil also witnessed six deaths due to measles, with 48 additional cases currently under treatment in hospitals. Provincial Health Minister Imran Nazir visited various hospitals in Kabirwala following the Chief Minister’s directive.

Burewala reported 11 children diagnosed with measles, who have been transferred to the tehsil hospital for medical care.

In Sharqpur Sharif, two children from the same family succumbed to the disease, while another child is battling for life in the hospital.

Senior doctors from Lahore General Hospital visited Baba Bulleh Shah District Hospital in Kasur, where they examined children and provided information on preventive measures to parents.

In light of the escalating measles situation, Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has taken notice and instructed authorities to provide the best possible medical care to affected children. She has also requested an urgent report from the Secretary of Health.

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