SSCI appeals parents to get children immunised

ITANAGAR, Sep 19: The State Steering Committee for Immunization (SSCI) appealed to the parents to get their children immunized during the ensuing Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI).
Under the IMI drive, children below two years and pregnant women are targeted to be immunized.
Starting on October 7, the immunization drive will be conducted for seven days a month for four months till January next year in 13 identified districts.
A meeting was held in this connection here on September 18, involving all the SSCI members, DMOs and DRCHOs of 13 districts, where the campaign will be conducted.
Health and Family Welfare Commissioner, Kaling Tayeng stressed on the need for head-counting of the left-out children in villages to ensure that no child is left unimmunized.
Special Secretary cum MD (NHM), Dr T Raghav highlighted the preparatory activities undertaken for the effective implementation of the programme and the status of baseline survey data, district specific gaps identified that require urgent intervention.
She informed that IMI districts are better prepared this time.
“There are some specific issues in the districts but those issues can be overcome and the target could be achieved.”
All the members participated in the deliberation and suggested midcourse corrections in few benchmarks so that the coverage is above 90 percent.
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of A Kundra, Chief Secretary In-charge.