Dr Yasmin Stresses Parents To Get Children Immunized Against Pneumonia

LAHORE, (Muzaffargarh.City – 11th Nov, 2018 ) :Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid Sunday stressed parents to make their children immunized from Pneumonia.

In a message on the eve of World Pneumonia Awareness Day, she reiterated the Punjab government was committed to immunize every child from diseases.

“Every year thousands of children lost their lives due to Pneumonia simply because of negligence of their parents” she regretted.

She advised the mothers to be careful in winter season because virus of Pneumonia usually attacked in cold weather. “Only warming of infants was not enough, we have to vaccinate our kids to avoid Pneumonia” she said.

The Health Minister further said that all walks of life should play their role to make Pakistan disease free country.

“Today is World Pneumonia Day, let us join hands with international community for better future of our society” she said.

Moreover, a special anti polio drive would also be kicked off from November 12. More than 7 million children would be administrated vaccine in 12 districts, declared as sensitive.

These districts included Lahore, Sheikhupura, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, RY Khan, Layyah, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Attock. More than 18,000 Sehat Muhafiz polio eradication teams of the health department would participate in the campaign.