Kishtwar admin prepares for Measles Rubella vaccine campaign

KISHTWAR, JULY 30: District administration Kishtwar today finalized preparation for Measles Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign here at a meeting of District Task Force of immunization (DTFI) with Additional Deputy Commissioner Kishori Lal Sharma in the chair.

Issues related to planning, reporting, communication, elimination strategies and other key aspects of the MR vaccination campaign were discussed and a working plan was chalked out.

The ADC called upon all the line departments, educational institutions, Social Welfare, ICDS departments besides other stakeholders and organizations to extend their full cooperation and support within their respective areas to ensure successful conduct of the campaign.

He instructed the Education, ICDS departments to furnish the list of students to the Health Department well in advance so that no child is left without vaccination. The training of the required staff to ensure the hassle-free conduct of vaccination campaign was also stressed upon.

The CMO highlighted the importance of acquiring complete knowledge about Measles-Rubella, the disease profile and definition, geographical distribution of measles, preventive measures and technical knowledge on how to inject Measles-Rubella vaccine. He asked the concerned to put all the required and timely measures in place for the coverage of children in the age group of 09 months to 15 years being launched on September 2018.

Meanwhile, the ADC reviewed the arrangements pertaining to the draft micro planning, mobilization and promotional activities and general awareness-campaign for the MR campaign. He called for spreading mass awareness to ensure the hundred- percent vaccination.

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