RAWALPINDI: There has been a significant improvement in child survival in the Rawalpindi area as a result of broad immunization and coverage against 12 diseases.
According to officials familiar with the issue, effective vaccination against 12 different diseases resulted in a low infant mortality rate among infants under the age of 18 months.
They reported that as of today, 427 of the 1,020 documented cases had tested positive for measles and were no longer at risk.
There was just one case of diphtheria in the entire district, according to authorities, and vigorous immunization has resulted in a “dramatic improvement” in children’s survival rates.
The District Health Authority (DHA) has inoculated children under the age of 18 months against 12 ailments, including tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, measles, polio, typhoid, meningitis, cholera, and rubella. They also claimed that the fact that there has been a significant decrease in the number of children with these diseases throughout the district demonstrates the teams’ outstanding performance.
According to District Immunization Supervisor Chaudhry Muhammad Hussain, the incidence of diseases and deaths has decreased, and children’s immune levels have improved as a result of early vaccination.
They asserted that in order for children to have a robust immune system and stay healthy, parents have been urged to vaccinate them through public awareness campaigns.
DHA focal point Dr. Waqar also stated that immunizations had increased the immune levels of children.
He urged parents to vaccinate their children in order to protect them from potentially lethal infections.
According to Dr. Ishaq, the DHA‘s chief executive officer, children who avoided vaccines were mostly sick with measles.