4 youngsters died Friday after a measles outbreak was reported in Koz Kana, a village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Shangla district, elevating the demise toll to eleven within the final 4 days, Daybreak reported.
Locals worry the illness may be spreading to different elements of the district and that a lack of vaccines on the District Headquarters Hospital is making issues worse.
Dr Shafi ul Mulk, a well being division official, confirmed that there’s a scarcity of measles vaccines.
“At the least 800 youngsters have been vaccinated in a district-extensive drive towards measles within the final two days,” he stated, including that the provincial well being division has been notified of the scarcity.
He additional stated his workforce is utilizing all obtainable assets to stop the illness from spreading.
District council member Gul Mohammad advised Daybreak that he has knowledgeable senior district official and different related authorities concerning the outbreak, calling upon the provincial authorities to dispatch specialised medical help to the world at its earliest.
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