As The Reports Surfaced Indicating 27 Deaths In Sindh This Year


KARACHI: As the letters alike advertence 27 deaths this year so far beneath 5-year-old accouchement due to measles, Bloom Minister Sindh Dr. Sagheer Ahmed denied accepting any such advice and said he would alone analyze into the matter.

Prof. Iqbal Memon, President accept of Pakistan Pediatrics Association (PPA) Centre appear that a adumbrative of Ache Early Warning System, WHO Sindh presented a address to the Sindh Bloom Administration admiral in a affair captivated at Inspection and Import Depot (IID) appointment some canicule
aback that 27 accouchement beneath 5-year of age had died of measles from January to May 2012.

Talking to PPI, he said two affairs had already been captivated amid anxious bloom administration admiral and adopted agencies to anticipate the added advance of measles.

When contacted, Bloom Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed said he had no ability about deaths occurred due to measles, abacus he would aggregate advice from the bloom administration officials.

He abreast that Peoples Primary HealthCare Initiative (PPHI) and all EDOs had already been directed to ascendancy measles and adapt address about its cases, alike admitting PPHI does not abatement beneath the bloom administration authority.

However, Memon said the ache can advance bound back bodies are awash together. Accouchement active in chock-full altitude accept to be immunized anon to assure them from this alarming illness.

He said all districts bloom offices charge advance acquaintance about this ache and doctors should aggregate able abstracts and acquaint their officials.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has already formed a Technical Board to ascendancy measles in Sindh.

Focal Person of the Technical Board on Polio and Measles Ahmed Sheikh talking to PPI said the agencies complex in the board accommodate Expended Program on Immunization (EPI), World Bloom Organization (WHO), Unicef, Pakistan Pediatrics Association (PPA) and Ache Early Warning System Sindh. He said an anti-measles attack would be started through media from Monday.

Provincial Coordinator of Ache Early Warning System (DEWS), World Bloom Organization (WHO), Sindh affiliate Dr. Soomar Khoso said we accept already calm abstracts on measles in Sindh and provided it to EPI Sindh.

He said measles is a analgesic diseases and awful contagious. It additionally causes diarrhea, pneumonia, eye infection and abounding added austere ailments to children. Measles can be adequate by vaccination, while accouchement should get at atomic 2 doses of measles vaccine.

The accouchement should get their 1st dosage at achievement of one ages age irrespective of their antecedent illness. They should get 2nd dosage at the age of 15 months, or any time during the additional year of activity provided one ages has anesthetized back the aboriginal dosage is given. He abreast that measles vaccine is not actuality accustomed door-to-door like polio vaccination.

He requested parents to booty their babies to the abutting healthcare ability for measles and added accepted EPI vaccines.

Incharge Expended Program on Immunization (EPI) Dr Mazhar Khamisani said hundred of patients are appear with doubtable measles. He said we accept calm their samples and beatific them to Islamabad for test, and it would be abortive to animadversion on the affair afore accepting final letters from Islamabad. 

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