Department seeks cooperation on MRV campaign

YUPIA, Jan 16: Yupia SDO Tabang Bodang has urged the Education and WCD departments to coordinate with the Health department for smooth implementation of the MRV campaign in Papum Pare district.
He sought personal involvement of officials of both the departments and requested them to issue strict orders to their subordinate and block level staffs for sharing health data to all the MOs in-charge of health facilities.
Bodang was addressing a district level workshop on Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization-cum-review meeting of Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign micro plan in the ZPC conference hall here on Tuesday.
Giving a brief account of the preparedness for the Measles-Rubella Vaccine Campaign, he also stressed on timely submission of correct micro-plan and demography of all health facilities.
Resource person and WHO SMO Dr Tage Taka made a PowerPoint presentation on the IPPI and the MRV campaign. While reviewing the preparedness of the district for MRV campaign, he pointed out the gaps in the micro-plan and demography of district.
Papum Pare DMO Dr Subu Tasso Kampu directed all MOs in-charge to give correct and timely submission of micro-plans and demography data, and also stressed on effective communication to all stakeholders, especially the Education & WCD departments.
“No child should be left out,” she said, and urged all the MOs in-charge to work hard to achieve the target. She also sought effective coordination between the Education and the ICDS departments for success of the mission.
Among others, Education APO Tadar Kapa, ICDS Deputy Director Dani Yami, and DANO Dr Tania Raju attended the programme, which was organized by the Papum Pare District Health Society.
At Seppa, the East Kameng District Health Society conducted a workshop on Tuesday, prior to launching the MRVC in the district.
The campaign to eliminate measles and rubella from India by 2020 will be launched in the district in the first week of February. All children in the age group of 9 months to 15 years will be administered with doses of measles-rubella vaccine during the campaign.
DRCHO Dr Dirang Pizi briefed the participants on the salient features of the MRVC, and informed about the status of the prevalence of measles and rubella in the world, in India, and in Arunachal Pradesh.
If left untreated, a person suffering from measles or rubella risks becoming hearing impaired, he said. Dr Pizi also spoke about preventive measures against the diseases, and about congenital rubella syndrome.
DDSE Duken Kato, BRCCs, CRCCs and others were also present at the workshop, which was organised in collaboration with the Education department. (DIPROs)