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Measles death increasing in Punjab day by day

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Pakistan, Lahore News : Measles on Saturday claimed two more lives, raising the number of deaths to 146 in the province.

According to health department officials, the deaths were reported one each from Children Hospital Lahore identified as Talha (8 months), and from Allied Hospital, Faisalabad, identified as Zainab (24 months).

As many as 201 new cases of measles were reported in Punjab. In Lahore alone at least 40 cases came to fore increasing the total number of cases to 16,620 during the last six months.

Meanwhile, Director General Health Services Punjab Dr Tanveer Ahmed said that during investigation it was found that a majority of deaths in Lahore were caused by severe pneumonia and delay in reaching hospitals.

He urged the people to cooperate with the vaccinators and contact doctors without any delay in case of symptoms of measles in their children. (APP)

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