26th May 2023 10:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Yupia, May 26: The Routine Immunization (RI) and Special Vaccination Campaign (SVC) status of all the 18 health facilities across Papum Pare was reviewed during the District Task Force for Immunization meeting convened by the District Health Society at Yupia on Friday.
The meeting was chaired by ADC (Hq) Tabang Bodung with the participation of medical officers, health functionaries and representative of the education department.
Dr. Neyang Nitik (DRCHO) presented the status of the RI, SVC and the micro plans of the 18 health centres. She informed that despite multiple rounds of activities like Mission Indradhanush, AKAM Special RI campaign from time to time, the full immunization per cent of the district was at 75.7% which is far below the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's target of 90 per cent. “Special Vaccination Campaign (SVC) therefore has been launched on 6th March, 2023 for four months to vaccinate all left outs and dropout children of age group 0-2 yrs, 9months-5yrs children who have missed MR1 (measles rubella) and MR2 and children 10 yrs and above who have missed TD vaccine," she further added while requesting all MO I/Cs to improve the vaccination rates in their jurisdictions and to conduct the SVC on working and non- Routine Immunization days.
Urging all the educational institution heads to gear up for the SVC which mainly targets the adolescents for TD (Tetanus Diphtheria) vaccines, ADC Tabang Bodung called for intensifying awareness regarding the TD and other vaccines in the schools.
Terming the role of the education department as vital for the success of the SVC, Bodung added that “the DDSEs will be directed to coordinate with the MO I/Cs of all the health and wellness centres across the district to encourage children to get vaccinated.”
While lauding the services of the doctors and the health functionaries, he requested them to submit the reports and the micro plans sought by the government timely. DMO Dr. Komling Perme emphasised on the need to prepare accurate vaccination due list to avoid left outs and drop outs.
“Although the time gap of TD vaccine which is administered at 10 yrs and 16 yrs is quite large, efforts can be made to maintain the records and intimate the beneficiaries on time,” he further suggested.

Kenter Joya Riba

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