ISLAMABAD - Four new cases of measles, all of them from Rawalpindi, were reported at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Friday.
Dr Sidra from isolation ward of Pims informed that three new patients were admitted on Friday and they are from the same family. Total number of admitted patients has reached to 9 at Pims. Rajab, 4, Faizan, 6, and Mahak, 2, from Swan village of Faizabad are siblings.
The doctor said though their condition is stable, they have been suffering from conjunctivitis and pneumonia too. Another child, five-year-old Hamza, from Rawalpindi also came to the hospital but he was not admitted. Officials from Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) maintained that the provincial administrations and the Islamabad Capital Territory administration and Director Services Health of Capital Development Authority were provided vaccine but their all efforts remained concentrated on polio and they neglected routine vaccination of other diseases.
According to health experts in rural areas from where the cases are being reported children from nearby hundred homes should be vaccinated but the city administration has done nothing so far to control the spread of virus.