Changlang covers 97.85 per cent children under MRVC

Changlang covers 97.85 per cent children under MRVC

CHANGLANG, Mar 8: The 13th District Task Force for Immunization (DTFI) of Changlang district had conducted a review meeting on March 7 at DC office here under the chairmanship of Wayong Khimhun, DC-cum-Chairman DTFI. The meeting reviewed the performance of Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign (MRVC) conducted from 1st to 10th of February & plan strategy for National Deworming Day. Representatives from all the health centres of the district, the department of Education & ICDS Changlang were also present in the meeting.

Welcoming all the participants, DMO Dr Karik Basar appreciated all the health workers & urged them to put their best efforts in the days to come so as to achieve full immunization. The vaccination campaign was conducted at all schools, outreach sessions & all the health centres of the district. The total targeted beneficiaries in the district were 53,851 and the district was able to achieve 97.85 percent of the target. The vaccination team will be visiting Vijoynagar circle which was uncovered earlier due to remote location & rainfall.

National Deworming Day will be held on 19th March 2018 where children of age group 1-19 years will be given Albendazole tablets at schools & various health centers of the district. The targeted beneficiary for deworming in Changlang district is 64,092.

Thanking all the health workers of the district for their efforts towards achieving more than 97 percent of the target, the DC urged them to carry forward the mission to achieve cent percent success. The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks by DRCHO Dr T Yomcha. (DIPRO)

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