Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign in Kargil to begin from Sept

Excelsior Correspondent
KARGIL, July 6: Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC Kargil Vikas Kundal today chaired a meeting of the District Task Force Committee for Routine Immunization (DTFI) for Measles Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign to be held in the month of September and October 2018 in the district.
Chief Medical Officer, Programme Officer ICDS, Chief Education Officer, District Social Welfare Officer, representatives of educational institutions and other concerned officers attended the meeting.
During the course of the meeting issues with regard to planning, reporting, communication, elimination strategies and other key aspects of the MR vaccination campaign in the district were discussed threadbare.
The Deputy Commissioner, who is also the Chairman, District Task Force for MR Immunization called upon all the line departments, educational institutions besides other stakeholders and organizations to extend their full cooperation and support within their respective areas to ensure successful conduct of the campaign.
The Chief Medical Officer informed the meeting that in order to ensure proper implementation of the vaccination campaign, the district level trainers have already received training at the State level while as the trainers in various blocks are being imparted training shortly by State and national level trainers who are visiting the district in near future.
While underlining the importance of acquiring complete knowledge about Measles-Rubella, its disease profile, disease definition, geographical distribution of measles, preventive measures and technical knowledge on how to inject Measles-Rubella vaccine, the DC stressed upon the concerned to put in place all required and timely measures in this regard.
The DC also instructed the officers of Education and ICDS to furnish the list of students to the Health Department well in advance so that no children are left without vaccination. He also stressed upon the timely training of required personnel to ensure hassle-free conduct of the vaccination campaign.


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