Three kids die of measles in Loralai 

Published: 09:53 PM, 3 Oct, 2022
Three kids die of measles in Loralai 
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At least three children died and several others contracted the ailment in the aftermath of a measles outbreak in the Loralai district of Balochistan, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Monday. 

The outbreak has created panic among the residents but the provincial health department seems sleeping over the vital issue.   

Reportedly, 9-month-old Hikmat Ullah, son of Obaidullah, 10-month-old Bibi Asia, daughter of Abdul Hanan, and 10-month-old Bibi Abida daughter of daughter of Abdul Halim residents of the suburban areas of Duki tehsil of Loralai died of measles. 

Ironically, no aid team from the provincial health department has reached the area yet for vaccination and holding surveillance of the disease. The residents of the area had raised alarm about the suspected cases some weeks ago but it went unnoticed till the deaths.

 Several other children in the village have also been affected by measles. 

The affected children are rushing to nearby hospitals for medical treatment.

However, locals complained about lathe ck of basic health facilities and the absence of qualified doctors in the area.

The last anti-measles campaign in the whole district is the only remedy to counter the disease. 

Reporter: Rehmat Ullah Musa Khel  

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