Three more fall prey to seasonal influenza in Multan


MULTAN: Three more patients under treatment for seasonal influenza at Multan’s Nishtar Hospital, including two women, passed away on Tuesday.

The deceased hailed from Multan, Khanewal and Layyah. The total death toll from influenza in the past month-and-a-half stands at 38.

Earlier, a team of specialist doctors arrived in Multan in the first week of January for the treatment of influenza. The team has been deployed at Nishtar Hospital while a massive influenza vaccination drive has been launched in Multan region to control the epidemic.

Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has already taken notice of the spread of influenza and directed relevant authorities to take all possible measures for its prevention. He also advised them to organise awareness campaign regarding the illness.