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Vaccine crisis in hospitals affects newborn babies

Hospitals are facing a crisis due to the shortage of the vital Bacillus Calmette-Gu rin (BCG) vaccine, which protects newborn babies from severe types of diseases, including the deadly tuberculosis (TB). The crisis has been ongoing since late last year. This has led to newborn babies being discharged from public hospitals without receiving the important vaccine as hospitals ran out of it. Parents who recently gave birth in various hospitals around the province said their babies received the vaccine several

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