RAWALPINDI – Health Department Rawalpindi has given a task to 157 vaccinators to administer measles vaccine to children between the age of six months to 10 years in 160 houses surrounding the houses of all measles patients in the district.

The vaccinators have been directed to contact the district administration officials if they need more vaccine. Moreover, all the health centres of the district have also been provided measles vaccine.

According to statistics, almost 150 patients suffering from measles came to different government hospitals, health centres and private clinics in Rawalpindi district.

When contacted, District Health Officer Dr Khalid Randhawa said that the disease has been controlled in Rawalpindi district by on time treatment of the patients and taking preventive measures. He said that entire staff of the health department is on high alert and negligence on the matter would not be tolerated.

He appealed to the citizens to cooperate with the health officials in taking preventive measures and immediately shift the patients to hospital.