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Pakistan: Three children die after vaccination in Nawabshah

Pakistan: Three children die after vaccination in Nawabshah

India Blooms News Service | | 04 Mar 2018, 04:58 pm

Islamabad, Mar 4 (IBNS): At least three Pakistani children died after undergoing routine immunisation vaccines in Nawabshah area of the country, media reports said.

Seven children have fallen seriously ill after the vaccination episode.

According to the affected parents, the children were vaccinated as part of a routine vaccination campaign in Maryam Road area of the city. After the administration of the vaccines, however, the children fell seriously ill, Geo News reported.

While, one child died at home, others passed away  at Peoples Medical Hospital.

As per Geo News report, Medical Superintendent at Peoples Medical Hospital, Dr Mazhar confirmed that the children had been given routine immunisation vaccines.

He said the cause of the death could only be confirmed after post-mortem.

Vaccination campaign has been suspended in the region following the incident.

Health Minister Dr. Sikandar Ali Mandhro told Geo News an investigation into the incident is under way, to determine the cause of the children’s death.


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