MR campaign launched across Nagaland

MR campaign launched across Nagaland

Dimapur, October 3: The Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign for the district of Dimapur was today officially launched by DC Dimapur Sushil Kumar Patel from SD Jain Hr. Sec. School, Dimapur in the presence of CMO Dimapur Dr. Vikato Kinimi.
Speaking on the occasion, Patel said that much like when vaccination for polio was introduced and there were misconceptions about that, there exists a misconception among the people about this vaccination but this is for the benefit of the children and the medical department had been working on this for the last three months round the clock.
Addressing the children, he said that the best ambassadors for the campaign can only be the children and they should tell their friends about the campaign so that everyone is vaccinated. He further added that the department will reach out to school to school during the campaign.
“To make it a success, all stakeholders need to come forward,” he said.
Previously, Dr. Vikato in his brief remark had mentioned that through this campaign, more than 1 lakh 40 thousand children in Dimapur will be vaccinated.
Later, children of the school were also vaccinated. Through this campaign, children between the age of 8 months to 15 years will be vaccinated and this will last till November this year.
Wokha: Along with the rest of the State, Wokha district launched Measles Rubella Vaccination campaign on October 3 DBHSS, Wokha.
MLA Dr. Chumben Murry while launching the MR campaign said the campaign is a renewed effort in bringing down Measles and Rubella and urged all to extend co-operation to make the campaign a success. He stated that what we are doing today is for prevention of the two disease and appealed all parents to give effort so that not a single child is left out. He also congratulated the medical staff involved in the painstaking work and the efforts they have put in to make the campaign a success.
Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS said that the aim of the campaign is to eliminate the two killer disease by 2020 and control Rubella and appealed to all the parents not to have any misconception regarding the vaccine because it has no adverse effect.
Longleng: Longleng District launched the MR Vaccination Campaign at St. Joseph School, Longleng today with Deputy Commissioner John Tsulise Sangtam as the special guest.
Addressing the gathering, the DC asserted that students are ignorant and may be unaware of the vaccination but it is the responsibility of the parents and the teachers to guide and give right information about the importance of the vaccine to their children and students. Recalling his childhood days experiences on vaccination drive in the schools, John said his illiterate parents guided him back to the schools to avail the vaccine when he refused and ran away. He pointed out that today our parents are well informed and aware of the prevailing situations and we must not mislead our children and endanger their future.
Maintaining that good health is essential for better education and healthy society he appealed to make Longleng cent percent MR vaccinated district in the state. The DC also informed that in case of any eventuality the medical professionals are well equipped and ready to ensure the safety of the children. He urged the parents to seek first the advice of the Doctors and avoid social media for any eventuality to prevent rumour and mislead our people.
Dr.S. Imnameren Phom, DPO (RCH/UIP) Longleng in his keynote address clarified on rumours spreading in social media and safety of MR vaccine.
Dr Imnameren also informed that a total of 12717 beneficiaries have been targeted in Longleng district covering 111 schools, 52 villages and 11 wards. Out of the total beneficiaries 9906 are students and will be vaccinated in the schools, he added.
Mokokchung: Deputy Commissioner Mokokchung, Sachin Jaiswal, IAS launched the Measles & Rubella Vaccination campaign in the district on October 3 at a programme held at Children School, Mokokchung.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said the campaign is for all the target age group in the society to eliminate the effect of the disease. He congratulated all the line departments and workers who are in the campaign since its convergence. He also called upon all the workers in the campaign to reach out to all the targeted groups and to make sure that no child is left out. This campaign is not for individual alone but for the benefit of the society also, he said.
Earlier in the programme keynote address was delivered by Dr. P. Medemmayang MS, IMDH & CMO in charge Mokokchung.
Zunheboto: Zunheboto district started the Measles and Rubella vaccination campaign (MRVC) on October 3. The vaccination campaign was launched by Deputy Commissioner Zunheboto, Shanavas C, IAS.
Speaking at the launching programme the DC said that all involved had worked hard for about two months for the campaign and that Government of India has invested a lot for the campaign in India to eradicate measles and rubella and that the public should not be misled by false propaganda about this campaign. He added that it is a month long campaign and all involved should give their full efforts.
CMO Zunheboto, Dr. C.W. Tungoe, in his welcome address, said the vaccine will be given to children from 9 months to 15 years of age and that the target for Zunheboto is 25,096 children.
Peren: Peren District launched MR vaccination today at Old Town Peren Headquarter. In the campaign held at GMS Keletzai ward ADC Peren, Chubawati Chang graced the launching programme.
The MR campaign held at GHSS Jalukie Town was graced by ADC Peren, Dr Tinojongshi Chang, Dr Denis Hangsing, CMO Peren and Dr Albert, MO CHC Jalukie. On day one, 42 schools were covered.
Bhandari: Measles-Rubella Vaccination campaign was launched by EAC, Bhandari Head Quarter, Sulanthung Khenjung on October 3 at Government High School, Bhandari.
In his brief speech, he called upon the community to analyse the health benefits of vaccinating all children from 9 months to 15 years of age to lead a healthy life. He also encouraged them to avail the opportunity given by the Government free of cost without fear and doubts.
Rev. Abemo Patton, Pastor, Bhandari Town Baptist Church prayed and invoked God’s blessing during the Programme.
Tseminyu: MO Tseminyu, Dr. Tinenlo launched the MR vaccination campaign program at Baptist Higher Secondary School in Tseminyu Town on October 3. Spot sensitisation for parents, teachers and students on MRVC was conducted before launching the MR vaccination campaign.
Dispelling rumours regarding the MR campaign in the state, two school students from BHSS Tseminyu volunteered themselves to be vaccinated despite reluctance from their parents on the launching day.
Changtongya: School rally for Measles and Rubella Vaccination campaign of all children from 9 months to 15 years of age was held at Changtongya Town Police Point on October 1. The school rally was organised by Department of School Education Changtongya Town which was participated by all the government and private schools under Changtongya Town.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Wapang, MO Ayush, Community Health Centre Changtongya said that the rally is being held in order to spread the awareness of Measles and Rubella diseases. He also said that the disease is not curable but can prevented only through the MR vaccination. He further encouraged all the parents to take it seriously and avail the vaccination for the children and to make the area free from measles and rubella diseases.
(Page News Service)