Measles outbreak: Sindh Health Minister orders suspension of health officials

Karachi: Sindh Health Minister Dr. Saghir Ahmed has ordered immediate suspension of Executive District Officer Health Shikarpur Dr. Qazi Khursheed, District Officers Public Health Larkana and Sukkur and Town Health Officers of Saleh Pat and Larkana.

He issued such orders during visit to the areas affected measles for negligence in the duty, an official handout said here Monday.

Minister, who visited Kashmore-Kandhkot district and Saleh Pat Tehsil of Sukkur district, met the parents of affected children assured better treatment. He directed the concerned officials to ensure round the clock availability of hospital staff and warned of strict action if any staff violated the instructions.

During the visit to vaccination camps, he directed that it should be ensured that no children of nine months to ten years of age is left.

Secretary Health Aftab Khatri and DG Health Feroze Memon accompanied the minister.

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