Karachi: The Inter-services Public Relations on Tuesday expressed strong concerns over the large number of children’s deaths due to the deadly measles outbreak in Pakistan’s province of Sindh.
The ISPR said that the death toll due to the outbreak has reached an alarming level, adding that relief work is being carried out in the affected areas by Pakistan Army.
“Free-of-cost camps have been installed in the disease-hit areas, while Quick Response Medical Teams have also been sent to provide vaccines and overcome the situation,” it said.
It informed that about 2,500 ailing children have been provided vaccination of the disease.
Meanwhile, campaign against measles has reportedly stopped in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi due to the unavailability of vaccines.
EDO Health Sindh, Imdad Siddiqui confirmed the news report, adding that the halt has been caused due to the delay in the flight carrying the vaccines.
It is to be mentioned here that more than 250 children have lost their lives due to the measles epidemic in Sindh and Balochistan provinces of the country.