Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign to begin from November at Pulwama

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PULWAMA : The Addl. District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Pulwama today chaired a meeting of the District Task Force Committee regarding the Elimination of Measles & Rubella at the Administrative Complex DC Office, here.

During the course of the meeting issues with regard to planning, reporting, communication, elimination strategies and other key aspects of the MR vaccination campaign in the district were discussed threadbare.

The ADDC called upon all the line departments, educational institutions besides other stakeholders and organizations to extend their full cooperation and support within their respective areas to ensure successful conduct of the campaign.

The Dy- Chief Medical Officer informed the meeting that in order to ensure proper implementation of the vaccination campaign, the district level trainers have already received training at the UT level while as the trainers in various blocks are being imparted training shortly by state and national level trainers who are visiting the district in near future.

While underlining the importance of acquiring complete knowledge about Measles-Rubella, its disease profile, disease definition, geographical distribution of measles, preventive measures and technical knowledge on how to inject Measles-Rubella vaccine, the ADDC stressed upon the concerned to put in place all required and timely measures in this regard.

The ADDC also instructed the officers of Education and ICDS to furnish the list of students to the Health Department well in advance so that no children are left without vaccination. He also stressed upon the timely training of required personnel to ensure hassle-free conduct of the vaccination campaign.

Dy. Chief Medical officer Pulwama, District Immunization Officer Pulwama, Block Medical Officers of Pampore/Pulwama/Tral/Rajpora, DAC, DMEIO, DMEO, VCCM were also present in the meeting.