M-R vaccine campaign held at Jakhama


Dimapur, July 26: A meeting on measles-rubella vaccine campaign to eradicate measles and rubella by 2022 was held at SDO(C) office Jakhama on July 25.
SDO (C) Jakhama, Alemyapang Longchar while chairing the meeting said that the government is very serious about the health of future generation and emphasised the role of various stakeholders in achieving 100% immunization.
Dr. Zemoho, SMO CHC Viswema, during the meeting said that measles is one of the most vaccine preventable diseases. He stressed on the importance of the role of Village Council, teachers, women leaders in eradicating the disease.
Stating that one-third of the measles related death cases are from India, Dr. Lozinu Peseyie said that the best way to avoid measles related deaths is through immunization.
She said that most of the death related to measles-rubella are between the age group of 9 months and below15 years, therefore the vaccination will target these age groups.
Dr. Lolehol Pucho, MO CHC Viswema, during the meeting sought to allay the fears of parents about the side effects of the vaccine and said that measles-rubella vaccine have very less side effects.
Dr. Kehosenu Sakhrie, MO Jakhama also spoke on the symptoms, causes and detection of measle and rubella. The meeting was attended by Village councils, SMO, MO under Jakhama sub division and Kezocha Circle, teachers, women leaders and various stakeholders.
(Page News Service)