Measles, rubella vaccination team assaulted in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: A vaccinator on Monday stated a crew administering measles and rubella vaccines in Faisalabad was subjected to assault.

Usman stated the vaccinators Zulkaif and Saif had been working in Union Council No 189 of the town. Some individuals requested them to scrub their homes, however they refused saying that they weren’t sweepers, he stated. Usman stated upon refusal of the vaccinators to scrub the home, they began beating them.

On November 12, Particular Assistant to Prime Minister on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan had introduced that the federal government was launching an “bold marketing campaign” to inoculate 91 million youngsters between the ages of 9 months to 15 years towards measles and rubella from November 15.

“We’re launching an bold marketing campaign to vaccinate 91 million youngsters (ages 9 months to 15 years) towards measles and rubella, beginning on November 15,” the SAPM had tweeted.

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Dr Sultan had remarked that the 12-day marketing campaign was a sign of the “rising functionality of Pakistan’s vaccine programme”.

“That is the most important marketing campaign of this nature on the planet (in a single section) and includes 70,000 groups throughout the nation,” he had claimed.

The announcement got here as welcomed as a result of medical specialists had been demanding the federal government to deal with the difficulty.

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