DC seeks unified effort in MP implementation

ZIRO, Jan 24: Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Chukhu Takar on Thursday called for unified effort from all stakeholders to ensure the success of Mission Pratiraksha (MP) in the district.
Addressing a district task force meeting on MP at Gyati Takka General Hospital here, the DC requested the DMO and the DRCHO to ensure accurate data collection by the ground-level workers.
“Such programmes, which involve the health and the safety of the people, should be taken seriously and all measures adopted to avoid any lapses,” the DC said.
The performance of the third round of MP was reviewed during the meeting. The third round witnessed coverage of 91.11%, and the left-out people will be covered during the fourth round of immunization.
Takar assured all support from the district administration in ensuring 100% immunization coverage in the district.
“More awareness towards vaccination programmes and motivating the people will help us achieve our target,” he said.
DRCHO Dr Derin Likar presented the micro-plan for the third round of MP, and informed that 13 left-out children between 0-2 years scattered across the district would be targeted for immunization.
The task force also discussed the district’s plan for this year’s Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI).
Describing the IPPI as “a very vital programme,” Dr Tage Kano said although India was declared polio-free in 2014, “there is always a probability of the polio virus being transmitted from neighbouring countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan were polio still prevails.”
Later, the DC along with ADC Gombu Tsering inspected the hospital’s premises.
EAC (TPT) Hage Tarung, task force members, and medical staff attended the meeting. (DIPRO)