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Work in progress to eliminate measles and rubella
Maksam Tayeng PASIGHAT, Jan 21: The health department’s district division here under the initiative of district medical officer Dr Mandip Perme and DRCHO Dr Tatok Gao is making efforts to ensure hundred percent success of the Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign (MRVC) for which outreach programmes in villages are also being conducted.
Speaking at a recent media advocacy programme about measles and rubella, Perme and Gao emphasised the importance of support from all quarters to ensure complete eradication of the diseases.
“In the next two weeks, vaccines will be provided to children from ages nine months to less than six years and school dropouts in all Anganwadi Centres and community halls followed by one week of sweeping activity to cover those children who are left out of the initial campaign,” Perme said.
“The health department of the district is working closely with the Education and WCD departments to ensure the success of the campaign”, added Dr Perme.
It is worth mentioning here that the Centre along with ten other countries of South-East Asia has resolved to eliminate measles and control rubella by 2020.
The Union ministry of health and family welfare launched the Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign in February 2017 across the country. The vaccine is a single dose vaccine to protect children from measles, which is a highly contagious viral infection and Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) which causes serious and irreversible birth defects.