Workshop on MR vaccination campaign held


Dimapur, July 5: The District Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign workshop was held on July 5 with all the medical officers, nurses and health workers of five blocks under Kohima district in the conference hall of Para Medical Training Institute, Kohima.
In the training session, EAC Kohima, Changsang Soted suggested the medical fraternity to enlighten about the diseases on how to be treated and to avail the medical procedures and facilities available at various health centres. Stating that the vaccination campaign has been carried out in order to achieve the target of the Government to completely eradicate the measles-rubella disease, he urged the trainees to generalize awareness especially in the rural populace so that the common people who do not have the general idea are not seriously affected.
He also encouraged them to create more awareness in the village level on healthcare intervention that has been provided free by the Government. He congratulated the Medical Department for all the activities and intervention rendered to the general public and also hosting such an important programme on measles vaccination.
Briefing on the objective of workshop, Chief Medical Officer Kohima, Dr. Ritu Thurr said that the main objective of the workshop was to acquire complete knowledge about Measles-Rubella, disease profile, disease definition, geographical distribution of measles, its preventive measures, and technical knowledge on how to inject Measles-Rubella vaccine. He urged all the Medical Officers and Health Workers to acquire knowledge about Measles and Rubella and to develop a positive attitude. He encouraged the participants to rededicate themselves to achieve the goal of Government of India with a vision to eradicate Measles-rubella by 2020.
Emphasizing on the Basic Strategic Operational Plans for Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign WHO RRT, Dr. Seema Singh said that the Measles-Rubella vaccine would be introduced through a campaign in a phased manner across the country without sub-phasing within the states and for vaccination sessions in educational institutes, schools, institution authorities, school teachers and parents will play a key role in ensuring that targeted students are well informed and immunized during the campaign.
District Task Force Meeting-Measles Rubella, Zunheboto was held on July 4 at DC’s Chamber, Zunheboto.
Shanavas, IAS, DC, Zunheboto chaired the meeting and welcomed all the participants. He encouraged and motivated the participants to take special initiative as Measles Rubella Campaign is one of the massive public health undertakings.
Dr. Shankar Reddy, RRT (WHO) gave a brief overview of the MR Campaign and highlighted about the importance to coordinate among allied departments and civil societies. He also emphasized the role of DTF members that is to support, supervise, monitor and ensure implementation of quality MR campaigns in the district.
Dr. Reddy also said that the target age group for MR Campaigns will be children in the age group of 9 months to <15 years irrespective of their prior vaccination status.
Dr. Alemwabang Aier, DPO (RCH &UIP), Zunheboto highlighted about the problems and constraints.
The first DTF-Measles Rubella meeting was attended by DC, SP, ICDS, GBs, Women Leaders, RRT-WHO, CMO, DPO (RCH &UIP), MOs and IEC bureau Zunheboto. (Page News Service)
(Page News Service)