Measles outbreak in Sindh: Pak Army sets free medical teams

Sukkur: Pakistan Army established free medical camps in measles-hit areas of Sindh to facilitate patients.

A release of ISPR said an acute epidemic of measles erupted in upper Sind areas in last week of December 2012. Hyderabad, Badin, Tehsil Saleh Pat, Sangi and Sultanpur become worst hit areas and numbers of casualties were reported through print media.

Pakistan Army decided to establish free medical camps in worst hit areas of Mubarakpur, Garhi Yasin, Ghari Hassan, Sultan Pur, Sangi, Combined Military Hospital Hyderabad and CMH Badin to assist people.

Quick response teams of medical experts were immediately dispatched to carryout vaccination for measles and provision of general medical facilities to people of affected areas on an emergency basis.

Approximately 3000 children were given vaccine and above 4500 patients were also treated for different other diseases. The camps continued for more than three days and free vaccines and medical services were provided to local population with a visible relief.

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