Layyah’s brave health workers strive to complete vaccination on time

By: News Desk      Published: 01:12 PM, 26 Nov, 2021
Layyah’s brave health workers strive to complete vaccination on time
TV grab.

Layyah health workers crossed Indus River water channels on boats to press ahead with the anti-measles, rubella vaccination drive in the South Punjab district, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.

The lady health workers vowed to successfully complete the immunisation drive among children.

Amid the harsh weather conditions and even the ineffective transport in the South Punjab city, health workers crossed the river on boats to reach their destinations each day. 

Male health workers also took their motorbikes with them on the boats to cross the river and then continue the immunisation drive. 

Layyah city area consists of a semi-rectangular block of sandy land between the Indus River and the Chenab River in Sindh Sagar Doab.

The nationwide campaign, part of a global initiative for elimination of measles and rubella, will end on November 27 in the country.

Measles causes a child to have a high fever with a cold and cough. On the third or fourth day, red rashes appear on the skin and the fever increases. Measles can also cause meningitis with severe pneumonia, which can be fatal.

Reporter Zahid Sarfraz