Jammu & Kashmir

Sachin Kumar chairs DTF on Measles & Rubella elimination

SHOPIAN: To give impetus to the progress towards Measles-Rubella Elimination in the district, a meeting of District Task Force (DTF) was today held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya at Mini-Secretariat, here.

During the meeting, a detailed discussion was held with regard to implementation of a road map formulated by the Government for Measles, Rubella Elimination from the country by 2023.

The DC said that Shopian district has an adequate healthcare infrastructure to manage the Universal Immunization programme and Surveillance activities to achieve the target.

The DC urged the Health functionaries of the district to take all possible measures and give focused attention towards the Measles, Rubella Elimination in the district by utilizing the services of AWWs and ASHAs in this regard also.

He stressed on active participation of educational institutions in spreading awareness and sensitizing students about the infection of Measles and Rubella. He urged the Officers to adopt the multipronged interventions to identify the target to arrest the disease at the right time.

The DC also highlighted the importance of acquiring complete knowledge about the preventive measures of Measles-Rubella disease.

He asked the officers to identify the target groups, conduct surveys and prepare separate plans for vulnerable groups.

He further asked them to put in a committed effort in order to achieve the objective of the campaign i.e to rapidly build up immunity for both Measles and Rubella diseases and ensure that all the children should receive MR vaccine during the campaign.

The Joint Director Planning, Khursheed Ahmed Khatana; Chief Medical Officer, Arshad Hussain Tak; Dy. CMO, BMOs, besides other health functionaries were present.


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