Mira-Bhayandar: Amid the outbreak of the viral infection in nearby Mumbai, measles has now raised its ugly head in the twin-city. According to information received from the health department attached to the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), three children have been diagnosed with the infection.
The condition of the children aged 8 to 9 years is stable and they are being treated at their homes. Sensing the seriousness of the isse, additional municipal commissioner-Dr. Sambhaji Panpatte held an emergency meeting comprising doctors and other medical staff to review the situation at the civic headquarters in Bhayandar on Wednesday.
“Our entire health machinery is on alert mode. Health workers are going door-to-door to check symptoms and take necessary steps including blood-urine sample collection for examination- if they come across any suspected case of measles. Private doctors, clinics and hospitals have also been issued advisories.” said Dr. Panpatte. Meanwhile the MBMC has also ramped up its measles-rubella (MR) vaccine administration mechanism to immunise the children. Municipal commissioner- Dilip Dhole has also urged parents to get their children immunised if they have missed their scheduled MR-1 and MR-2 jabs on priority.