Measles epidemic grips the nation, hundreds of deaths reported


A total 5,460 measles cases were reported in Sindh province last year and 151 patients died during the treatment.

According to Sindh Health Department official sources, as many as 225 measles affected children were rushed to the hospitals of Hyderabad, out of them six died during the treatment. As many as 196 measles cases were reported in Jamshoro district, where nine children. 214 measles-hit children were brought to Matiari hospitals where seven kids expired during the treatment.

Close to 100 cases were reported in Thatta where three kids expired; 417 cases were detected in Badin where four kids died; 127 children were rushed to hospitals of Shaheed Benazirabad where three patients died; 172 cases reported in Dadu where 20 children lost their lives; 130 measles cases were reported in Tando Allahyar; 248 cases were detected in Tando Muhammad Khan, where eight patients died, according to sources.

Around 741 measles cases were reported in Mirpurkhas where six patients died; 330 cases surfaced in Tharparkar, where 21 children died; 266 cases were reported in Umerkot where four children died; 238 cases were detected in Sanghar where 16 kids died; 329 cases were reported in Sukkur where six children expired, and 317 cases were reported in Ghotki, out of them nine died during treatment.

Over 241 measles patients were brought in hospitals of Khairpur where 10 patients died. About 45 cases were reported in Naushahro Feroze; 124 cases were detected in Larkana where three children died in hospitals; 239 cases were reported in Shikarpur, where nine children died; 110 children were shifted to hospitals of Kamber-Shahdadkot where four died during treatment, while 315 cases were reported in Jacobabad where two children died.

As many as 175 cases detected in Kashmore, where one child expired. In Karachi, 158 measles cases were reported in Karachi city, with no casualty reported.

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