Arrangements for MR vaccination reviewed at Bandipora

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BANDIPORA: A meeting of District Task Force (DTF) committee on Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign was on held here on Thursday.
An official statement said that the objective of the meeting was to review the arrangements being put in place for the smooth conduct of MR Campaign which held under the chairmanship of Chief Medical Officer Bandipora, Dr Bilquess Mir.
Deputy CMO, Dr Parveza informed the meeting that a total 122423 beneficiaries have been targeted for MR Campaign in district Bandipora.
The meeting also informed that 260 Aanganwari workers, 425 ASHA workers and 114 vaccinators shall be engaged for the Campaign while as 36 baseline supervisors will supervise the process of the Campaigning.
Giving description about the vaccination campaign, Dy CMO said that Rubella is an infectious, yet mild viral illness affecting both children and adults that can cause death and disabilities in the new born if an unprotected pregnant woman gets infected with Rubella virus in early pregnancy.
Among others Deputy Chief Education Officer, Block Medical Officer besides doctors from AYUSH were present in the meeting.