18 children have died because of diphtheria in Punjab, Waqt News reported. "Out of 18, 10 children had died in Children Hospital, Lahore, “media reported. According to media sources diphtheria has become viral in Punjab. “Punjab medical authorities have not done anything in this regard yet,” reports stated. “The medication for diphtheria is out of stock in Punjab since October 31,” reports added.

“Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif has taken the notice of the issue and asked to investigate and take actions against the culprits,” Waqt News reported.