Dimapur, October 31: Nagaland has achieved 87% coverage in the ongoing Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign (MRVC) with a total of 3,90,103 children vaccinated in the 28th day (Oct 30) of the campaign.
State health & family welfare department informed that as the campaign draws to an end having completed 3,126 school and 1,913 outreach sessions all over Nagaland, sweeping/mop-up activities are being actively conducted in all the districts.
The department appealed to all parents not to consider vaccination as an individual choice but rather a requirement for the complete elimination of measles virus from the population.
MR vaccination campaign is being implemented by the Government of India with the objective to completely eradicate measles and control rubella disease, for which 100% coverage of the target children (9 months up to 15 years) in all 11 districts need to be completed. Repeated activities are being tirelessly conducted by the department in all the schools, colonies/wards and villages.
District hospitals, CHC, PHC and sub-centres in all the districts are also being kept open so that everyone can visit the health facility for MR vaccination at their own convenient time if there are some children who missed vaccination at school and outreach sessions.
The department thanked the administration, education, social welfare and police departments for their relentless support. It also appreciated all the ward/ colony/village chairman, ASHA, AWW and health workers who have been persistently mobilizing and assisting in conducting sessions for the success of the campaign.(Page News Service)