Toba Tek Singh: At least three children died hours after they were given allegedly substandard vaccine in Toba Tek Singh.
According to locals, a health department team on Wednesday vaccinated around a dozen children at the village’s rural health centre (RHC) against different diseases.
They said six of the children who were vaccinated against measles started vomiting and had fever after vaccination. The residents said that two of the children died in the night.
While the other four were shifted to hospital, where one more child expired due to the poorly handled vaccine.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif took prompt action of the incident and suspended six officials including District Health Officer and Deputy District Health Officer of Toba Tek Singh.