Four suspended over 3 girls’ death with vaccination

Toba Tek Singh

Provincial Minister for Primary Health Khawaja Imran Nazir has made CEO Health Toba Tek Singh Dr. Nawaz Ranjha as OSD in addition to suspending four other officials of the Health department on the charges of their alleged negligence in vaccination. The suspended officers included Dr Masood Ahmad, Vaccination Supervisors Muhammad Arshad and Abdul Haleem, and Vaccinator Muhammad Sharif.
According to details, three minor girls – Hafza, Anaya and Umme Aiman – were allegedly killed whereas three children were hospitalized after vaccination against measles in Chak No. 262-GB Marthwala. The measles’ vaccination was reportedly expired and its reaction caused the tragedy after which the villagers demonstrated against killing of their children and demanded action against the responsible.
Provincial Minister Khawaja Imran Nazir visited the area and went to the houses of the children. He condoled with their families and announced compensation of Rs 1 million each to the heirs of ill-fated Hafza, Anaya and Umme Aiman. The Minister also visited the hospital and inquired about the health of victim children. He announced a financial help of Rs 200,000 for each victim.—APP

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