MANSEHRA: Two children have died of measles and several others are being treated for the disease in Torghar district, a health department official said on Saturday.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, executive district officer health, Torghar, Dr Mohammad Idrees said the measles cases had been reported in Daray, Zamlay, Larri and Todum villages where medical teams had been sent.
The National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) country coordinator Maulana Waseeur Rehman and district coordinator Mohammad Zubair also spoke on the occasion. Dr Idrees said two teams headed by Dr Zahid were treating the affected children and administering vaccines to the normal kids.
The EDO said there was no disease early warning system in Torghar where only nine basic health units existed in the past but later two were destroyed in the 2005 earthquake.
He said nine medical technicians were recently appointed for vaccination of children in the district.
“There is no rural health centre there and no routine vaccination of children is carried out in the area. That is why the measles broke out in the district,” said Dr Idrees.