Dimapur, October 20: The District Task Force meeting on immunization was held on October 16 in the DC’s conference hall, Peren under the chairmanship of Sentiwapang Aier, Deputy Commissioner Peren. Officials from Chief Medical Office, police, Assam Rifles and DPRO attended the meeting.
Dr M Nukshisangla Jamir, DPO, RCH/UIP gave a power point presentation on activities under UIP programme in the district – Jan 2019 till date, NID (IPPI), Introduction of Rota Virus Vaccine and Td vaccine, streamlining of cold chain system, undertaking of routine immunization micro-planning, involvement in Poshan Abhiyan activities, preparation for IMI 2019-2020, findings during monitoring visits and the way forward towards achieving 90% full immunization coverage in the district.
She also highlighted that the village leaders play a very important role in disseminating awareness and called upon the District administration and other departments for the success of the programme. She highlighted there are few villages that are still resisting immunization and thus needs more intensive awareness.
The meeting concluded with the chairman’s remark to identify those resisting villages and to find a way to reach out to them creating awareness to the village leaders and also conducting awareness in the blocks.
(Page News Service)