MULTAN

The Health Department has failed to counter the march of measles in South Punjab as 13 more children are admitted to Nishtar and Children Complex Hospitals. Sources in the Health Department confirmed that out of 13 children, as many as four belonged to Multan, five Kabirwala, and one each from Muzaffargarh, Vehari, Dera Ghazi Khan and Khanewal. Sources added that the actual number of kids suffering from measles was much higher than the patients admitted to government hospitals as the parents preferred to get their children treated at private hospitals and clinics. “The medication given to the children at government hospitals is highly unsatisfactory and insufficient,” claimed a parent.Meanwhile, the children admitted to different hospitals of Multan included Ahmad, Alamdar Hussain, Shah Zain and Huzaifa of Multan, Qubra bibi Kabirwala, Faizan Muzaffargarh, Adil Vehari, Arsalan Dera Ghazi Khan, Ehsan Khanewal and Aun Abbas Abdul Hakim.Meanwhile, the citizens and parents of the children suffering from measles have demanded the government to issue direction to the health department and all hospitals to allocate separate wards for the measles patients. “It’s also important to stop the march of this disease.”STUDENTS GET APPLAUSE: The students of BS-4 Year Programme of Physics Department of Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan stunned the visitors on Tuesday as they displayed a number of amazing projects prepared by them indigenously. The projects were highly appreciated by Vice Chancellor Dr Kh Alqama, university teachers and students. The students evolved different systems as their final year projects and they included Magnetic Switch and Smoke Sensor Security System, Traffic Controller, Electronic Lock Device, Mobile Phone Jammer, Digital Calendar, Digital Lottery and other projects. The students briefed the visitors on this occasion.Speaking on the occasion, Dr Kh Alqama said that knowledge was a real power and we could change the world with this power. He added that the projects spoke volumes of the hard work and research done by the students. He lauded the efforts of the students and said that they made successful attempts to bring innovation in physics. He strongly encouraged the students, asking them to continue their efforts. Chairman of Physics Department Dr Ijaz Ahmad, Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad and other teachers of the department were also present on this occasion.