Immunization cards made mandatory for admission in schools, AWCs

BOMDILA, Jun 16: The West Kameng district administration has made it mandatory for children to have immunization cards for admission in schools and anganwadi centres (AWC) in the district.
The decision was taken during a DTFI meeting here on Tuesday, in order to make routine immunization (RI) compulsory, in view of parents being apprehensive and not allowing their children to be immunized.
DC Karma Leki directed the DDSE to issue an order in this regard.
The administration, the health department and
the WCD department will conduct IEC activities, with assistance from CBOs, NGOs, religious leaders, etc, to educate the parents and guardians about the benefits of immunization.
The gram preraks engaged by the DIPRO to carry out Covid-19 IEC activities under the ‘Arunachal Rising’ campaign will also be taking up IEC activities on immunization in their respective blocks.
Reviewing the annual and monthly targets under the RI micro-plan for 2020-21 with the MOs of the SCs, PHCs and CHCs and the district hospital medical superintendent, Leki reiterated “the importance of achieving cent percent coverage by December 2020.”
As of date, the district has 93 percent coverage.
Among others, DMO Dr D Wange and DRCHO Dr Namsa spoke and made PowerPoint presentations. (DIPRO)