Acting Federal Ombudsman, Salman Farooqi on Monday presented a 400-page report prepared by the Federal Ombudsman on the recent deaths among children due to measles as well as about polio cases in the country to Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso.

The report has been presented amid concerns expressed by the Prime Minister over increasing deaths among children in the country, especially in Punjab due to recent outbreak of measles.

Salman Farooqi briefed the Premier on the salient features and findings of the report and its recommendations to control the situation. During the meeting a proposal for holding a national or regional conference to discuss ways to control the recent outbreak in the country was also considered. The Prime Minister directed Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) to pass the report over to the provincial governments for taking remedial measures. The Prime Minister expressed his concern over growing cases of measles among children in the country and expressed the confidence that the provincial governments will take urgent remedial measures to check this outbreak.