SHOPIAN: District Development Commissioner Shopian Owais Ahmed on Tuesday chaired a District Health Society meeting here to monitor the preparedness for measles-rubella vaccine and National-de-worming day campaign for the district.
The meeting was attended by members of the Task Force Committee including Executive Engineer PHE, Chief Medical Officer, District Immunization Officer, Chief Education Officer, Social Welfare Officer, Block Medical Officers, CDPOs, Medical Superintendent DH Shopian and other field functionaries.
The DDC directed the officers of line-departments to ensure the coverage of children in the age group of nine months to 15 years under the vaccine campaign which is being launched on September 1, 2018.
He also directed the CEO Shopian to submit the list of enrolled students of Government and private educational institutions to CMO Shopian so that the targeted measles-rubella vaccine can be procured by the health department.
The DDC also reviewed the National de-worming day preparedness which will be held on August 10, 2018. The meeting was informed that the objective of the Day is to de-worm all pre-school and school-age children between the ages of 1-19 years through the platform of schools and Anganwadi centres in order to improve their overall health, nutritional status, access to education and quality of life.