SHIKARPUR -  Many cases of measles have reported in several parts of Katcha area of Khanpur tehsil of Shikarpur district.

This was revealed in a meeting held at Deputy Commissioner Office Shikarpur, it was held under the umbrella of DC Shikarpur, Syed Hassan Raza.

The deputy commissioner Shikarpur rebuked over the performance of health officials and issued strict direction to administer measles vaccination to affected children and said that there are 62 health facility centres where 110 vaccinators have been posted, but in spite of that vaccinators have failed to administer measles vaccination to children due to which measles cases have been increasing, DC said.

On the occasion, he directed to in-charges of PPHI, Indus Hospital to keep vigilant eye over the performance of vaccinators and monitor their attendance and a copy of master roll should be submitted in this office on monthly basis so that their attendance could be checked.

The deputy commissioner also expressed his concerns and directed to polio control in-charge Shikarpur to write the letters to Local Government and Education department’s authorities that district Shikarpur employees were not serious to play their role in anti-polio drive.

Dr Shabbir Shaikh while giving briefing told the meeting participants that we have administered polio drops to 2,41,617 children with the help of 570 mobile teams despite 3,852 children are remaining because of they are not available, besides the performance of 17 union councils are not satisfactory, Dr Shabbir added.

DHO [Health] Dr Shoukat Memon, representative of WHO, IHS, Assistant Commissioner of four talukas’, Mukhtiarkar and DSP Headquarter were also participated in the meeting.