AR joins MR vaccination campaign

AR joins MR vaccination campaign

KHONSA, Feb 2: The Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters 25 Sector Assam Rifles joined the Govt campaign – Measles-Rubella vaccination drive being supported by WHO, UNICEF – by carrying out a vaccination drive at their Unit Hospital, Khonsa on Feb 1. In all, 290 children in the age group of 9 months to 15 years, including 251 Assam Rifles Public School students comprising wards of locals and military personnel, were vaccinated in the day. The Battalion achieved 95% vaccination out of targeted children making it eligible to hoist the flag of “Free From Measles And Rubella Diseases” as per WHO guidelines. In addition, awareness lecture on these two diseases was also given for locals who appreciated the AR efforts towards the well being of their children.

 

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