Meetings on IMI 2.0, IPPI held

YUPIA, Dec 27: The Papum Pare District Health Society conducted a district task force meeting on routine immunization (RI) and Intensified Mission Indhradhanush (IMI) 2.0, along with a workshop on the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) here on Friday.
During the meeting, which was chaired by the deputy commissioner, DRCHO Dr Worar Taku made a PowerPoint presentation ‘IMI, RI and IPPI micro-plan’.
DMO Dr Subu Tasso Kampu sought support from all stakeholders during the second phase of IMI and the forthcoming IPPI. She directed all MOs to review the performance under the first phase of the IMI “and improve the report from 90 percent to 98 percent, as per the micro-plan.”
The DC directed all officials to ensure 100 percent coverage in all areas, “with special focus on far-flung areas, so that not a single beneficiary is missed out.”
He also directed that the district’s health workers remain in their places of posting, “for proper implementation of central and state programmes.”
Among others, DSO Dr RR Ronya, DDSE ST Zara, MOs, and WHO focal person Dr Megha Parkash was present at the meeting, the DMO stated in a release.
DIPRO adds: In East Kameng district, the district task force on immunization on Friday took stock of the target achieved during the first round of IMI, and chalked out the strategy for implementation of IMI 2.0.
The first round of IMI 2.0 was organised in the district from 2-9 December. The second round is scheduled to be organised from January 6-13, 2020.
EAC Atin Padung commended the health department for “successful implementation of the first round,” and, speaking about the obstacles caused by social ignorance and fear psychosis associated with vaccination, advised the department to “draw a plan, particularly for high refusal rate areas, in advance,” and suggested to it to seek help from religious leaders and civil society bodies to “dispel any misconception to achieve the true objective of the mission.”
DRCHO Dr Dirang Pizi made a PowerPoint presentation on the “strategic objectives of the mission and block-wise performance, coverage percentage, refusal rate, problems, issues and bottlenecks, and target achieved during the first round in the district.”
Dr Pizi also laid out the strategy for implementing the IPPI in the district.
Among others, DMO Dr Lal Chand Darung, DDSE Kata Rangmo, MS Dr Kopi Gyadi, and DANO Dr SK Suman attended the meeting.
Later in the day, the DRCHO trained health staffers and other stakeholders in implementation of the IPPI in the district.