Measles claim three more lives in Punjab, toll rises to 53


The measles epidemic claimed three more lives on Saturday, raising the overall death toll to 53 in the province.

One of the deceased was identified as Fatima, 3, who was undergoing treatment at Children Hospital of Lahore. She hailed from Vehari.

The other two, Bismillah, 3, and Arsalan, 3, succumbed to the deadly disease at Lahore’s Mayo Hospital.

Meanwhile, the international organisation Gavi assured Punjab government of full support in controlling the spread of the epidemic. The organisation will not only provide funds but will also technically assist the team of doctors to curb the epidemic.