DC Kupwara reviews preparedness for implementation of Mission Indradhanush

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, July 7: A meeting of officers of District Kupwara under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir held today in meeting hall of DC office complex, discussed measures for outcome oriented implementation of Mission Indradhanush under Extended Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan.
The meeting was attended by CMO, Dr Prahlad Singh, Deputy CMO, District Programme Officer, ICDS Mission, BMOs, CDPOs, field functionaries of health department and other concerned.
The meeting was informed that first round of immunization under Mission Indradhanush will commence from July 16 to cover children aged 0 to 2 years and expecting mothers. The second round of immunization will begin from August 3 and third round will take place from September 10 onwards.
The Mission is a part of  EGSA Phase-II which also includes Cash Assistance of Rs 500 to patients suffering from Tuberculosis.
All concerned departments committed that no stone will be left unturned in vaccinating all drop outs of the District under the Mission. On the occasion, the DC impressed upon all concerned to cover all left outs to achieve the purpose of the Mission.
The DC directed the CDPOs to work in synergy with other departments and mobilize grass root functionaries including Aganwari workers and Ashas for the success of the mission.
He further directed the officers to work in a coordinated manner to identify the obstructions in the immunization process, if any and find solutions to remove the bottlenecks to ensure that children are fully immunized.
“There should be sincere involvement of all the concerned officials to avail this historic opportunity for ensuring a healthy future of our State”, said Khalid Jahangir.