West district gears up for Measles Rubella vaccination campaign

Gyalshing, 27 Jun (IPR): Measles Rubella ( MR) vaccination campaign for 090-15 years children will start from 29th July 2019. The first two weeks of the MR campaign will be conducted in schools and there after, next two weeks will be conducted in facilities and communities. The meeting and sensitization training of Principals, Block Development Officers and School Nodal Teachers are being carried out by the District and Block PHCs.

Once the Principals and Teachers are trained, the schools will conduct Parent-Teacher meeting on MR campaign. The main objective of the campaign is to eliminate Measles and Rubella cases from India by 2020 as informed by Chief Medical Officer, West, Dr. T.N. Bhutia.

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