Private practitioners sensitized on MR campaign

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Dimapur, August 28: A sensitization meeting on Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign for private practitioners under Dimapur District was conducted on August 25 at Hotel Cedar, Dimapur.
Dr Rebecca, DPO, RCH-UIP highlighted the basic strategies and operational plans for the Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign. The campaign aims to rapidly build up immunity for both measles and rubella diseases in the community so as to prevent the disease, therefore, all the children should receive MR vaccine during the campaign. Regardless of the previous immunization status of measles or rubella vaccine or whether the children have got measles or rubella, the children aged between nine months to 15 years are eligible for MR vaccination during the campaign. The dose given during the mass campaign is a supplementary dose. The MR Vaccine used in the campaign is a safe and an effective vaccine for the elimination of measles and control of rubella.
Dr. Sheila, SMO, WHO updated the trainees on the Measles-Rubella scenario in the country.
The training aimed to prepare the private practitioners on MRVC and to ensure that the same message regarding MRVC is disseminated to their clients.
Earlier, Dr. K. Vikato Kinimi, CMO chaired the programme and also welcomed the participants. The participants included representatives from 32 Assam Rifles, 165 Military, AR Composite, Shokhuvi, Railway Hospital, CIHSR, Police Referral Hospital, Chumukedima, IAP, IMA, and Dimapur Children’s Clinic. (Page News Service)