Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign
SRINAGAR: An awareness campaign on Measles-Rulella vaccination campaign has been started by the district administration, Srinagar to educate people about the benefits of vaccination and impacts of this disease here.
According to a statement, the department of Health and Family Welfare on the direction of Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Dr. Syed Abid Rashid Shah, organised a series of awareness programmes in Education Zone Gulab Bagh, Zaldagar and S. R. Gunj on Thursday. Such programmes in Education Zone Batamaloo have already been completed, it said.
It further said hast awareness programmes were held in various government as well as in private schools of Education Zone, Gulab Bagh, where health educators and experts of District Task Force (DTF), WHO, UNICEF and Health department gave detailed awareness to the children about the benefits and impacts of Measelles-Rulella.
In Zaldagar, the awareness programme was organized in M P Higher Secondary School during which a large number of children participated. Likewise, such programme was organized in medical institutions in S.R, Gunj, a statement said.
The district administration under the supervision of Chief Medical Officer, Srinagar, Dr. Talat Jabeen has been fully geared up to sensitize the people and get their children vaccinated during the campaign and prevent them from various diseases in future, it reads
The nationwide campaign is starting all over in the country from 1stSeptember, 2018 which will be completed in 6 weeks. In the Srinagar district as many as 4, 69,300 children between 9 months to 15 years are targeted to be administered vaccines to prevent them from this disease.