District core committee review meeting on measles rubella held

ITANAGAR, Jan 24: Review meetings are being held state-wide as the state prepares for the upcoming national Measles Rubella Vaccination (MRV) campaign to be launched in February.
At Yupia, Deputy Commissioner, Tai Kaye while addressing the first District Task Force Immunization (DTFI) committee meeting at the ZPC’s conference hall here on Wednesday, called upon the Health department and all stakeholders to work with team spirit to achieve the goal of cent percent coverage under the National Immunization Day (NID) and MRV campaign.
He said that the government is strictly monitoring the implementation of all the health programmes and all field functionaries must collect correct and updated data.
District Medical officer cum vice-chairman DHS, Yupia Dr Subu Tasso Kampu also emphasized that no child between the ages of 0 to 5 years should be left out during the programme.
“The vaccine is very safe,” she said, and encouraged every parent to get their children vaccinated.
She said that 63924 children of ages between 9 months to 15 years have been identified for vaccination in Papum Pare district.
The first round of IPPI will be launched on 28 January.
Two consultants from UNICEF, Arif Ali and Rohit Kumar also stressed for focus on communication plan and its related activities.
At Khonsa, Tirap Additional Deputy Commissioner, Techu Aran directed the education and ICDS department to ensure maximum coverage focusing on schools and Anganwadi centres so that no child is left out during the upcoming MRV campaign.
Addressing a district-level core committee review meeting in connection with Measles-Rubella Micro-Plan for the ensuing MRV campaign held at the Late Kamlesh Joshi Conference Hall here on Tuesday last, the ADC urged all the assessing line departments and stakeholders involved in the MRV campaign to be prepared in advance to ensure cent percent coverage in the district.
He also directed the DDSE, DD (ICDS), principals and CDPOs to complete all assigned tasks with the help of teachers, Anganwadi workers and BEOs on or before 27 January.
DMO Dr N Lowang said that till now no case of measles-rubella has been reported in the district since last year, where four patients were detected with Measles Rubella in Longding district.
DRCHO Dr N Angu and WHO representative from Dibrugarh (Assam) Dr Bora also spoke on the MRV campaign.
At Tezu, preparedness activities at both district and block levels by the DTFI for MRV campaign of Anjaw district has been completed on Wednesday.
DMO Dr K Perme informed that intensive participation at the block level has been done throughout the month on mission mode with the help of DRCHO Dr S Tamut, DANO Dr MJ Kalita, DCM Mojom Riba, Gender Co-ordinator Gulal Mithi and CDPOs Kara Juna and S Longling.
At Aalo, the Yomcha administration has launched a vigorous campaign in schools to make the MRV campaign a success.
Yomcha ADC Rujjum Raksap and a team of officials are visiting various schools of the subdivision to create awareness among the students about the importance of vaccination against measles.
During a visit to the 100 Girls School in Yomcha on 19 January, the team also provided a computer set to the school.
The campaign is also gaining momentum at Green Valley School, Vidya Niketan, UPS Nyigam at Basar, Kago Brighten English School, LPS Galu, Nyodu UPS, NM and other schools of the district. (DIPROs)