Lahore now measles-free city!


Extended Programme for Immunisation (EPI) Director Dr Munir Hussain on Saturday declared the city “measles-free”.

He said measles had almost been eradicated from the city as no case of measles was reported during the last three days.

However in other parts of the province, the cases reported per day had dropped from 80 to 90 to 13 to 22.

According to health department officials, at least 192 deaths occurred in Punjab during the measles epidemic in the last seven months.

They said 23,025 cases were reported out of which 5,864 were from Lahore.

They appealed to parents to get children up to five years of age vaccinated against measles without delay and cooperate with the vaccinating teams.


Anti-polio drive from 19th:


Hussain said a nationwide anti-polio campaign is scheduled from August 19 to 21.

He said the anti-measles drive had been successfully completed by team work and cooperation of people.

He stressed the need for the same determination in the anti-polio drive to eradicate polio.

To a question on security, he said there was no security problem for vaccinators in Punjab.

He urged parents to cooperate with the anti-polio teams to administer anti-polio drops to their children.



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