3 children die after taking 'protective' medicine

Three children have died in Faisalabad after being given some protective medicines by a team of the health department.

Express August 08, 2010

Three children have died in Faisalabad after they were given some protective medicine by a team of the health department.

The incident took place in Hajveri town on Sunday. The locals have blocked the traffic in protest and are staging a demonstration on Sargodha Road.

Protesters claim that a health department team administered medicinal drops to hundreds of children below the age of five on Saturday.

Three children died after taking the medicine while a dozen others were admitted to different hospitals. However, the medical team managed to escape.

Demonstrators are now demanding that a murder case be registered against the health officials.

Meanwhile, Faisalabad DCO has said an inquiry committee has been constituted which will present its report on the incident within the next 24 hours.


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