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12-day long national measles-drive to begin from Oct 15


A twelve-day long national measles-drive will begin from fifteenth of next month in which children from nine months to five years will be vaccinated.

In this connection, a high level meeting was held by Deputy Speaker in Sindh Assembly Rehana Lagari and MPA Heer Soho at Darbar Hall in Sujawal district.

Addressing the meeting, Deputy Speaker said that children are bright future of our nation, so it's our responsibility to care them from these types of diseases.

She directed the district health officials that, awareness programs should be started through cable network and FM Radio's so that people could be aware about the disease.

On the occasion district health officer Dr. Hussain Umrani briefed the meeting that, due to measles, in the current year 84 children have been died in the country. He said that, in the campaign 30 million children of the country will be injected.

The drive will be held in the country by government of Pakistan with coordination of WHO and UNICEF.

Source: Radio Pakistan