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Special immunisation drive launched in Dimapur

By EMN Updated: Oct 05, 2023 7:31 pm
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Representational Image. Source: UNICEF.

DIMAPUR — With improved surveillance in the Dimapur district, 112 fever rash cases were reported, with 53 confirmed measles and three confirmed rubella. This information was revealed in a press note issued by the office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dimapur, which also mentioned that the CMO has initiated a special immunisation response following the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s roadmap to measles and rubella (MR) elimination.

The note stated that the special immunisation drive is being carried out in areas where cases were concentrated, falling under the health units of Signal Angami, Darogapathar, Purana Bazaar, Duncan, Burma Camp, and Kuda village.

In this special immunisation drive, every child in the age group of nine months to five years is to be administered one dose of the MR vaccine, irrespective of their previous immunisation status.

The release also noted that Nagaland, along with the rest of the country, is committed to achieving the MR elimination goal by 2023 and described measles as a highly contagious, serious airborne disease caused by a virus that can lead to severe complications and death.

Following are the dates and locations of the session sites for general public awareness and information:

Health UnitDate of vaccinationName of LocalityLocationTime
SIGNAL ANGAMI SC7 October 2023Signal Angami ASub Centre10:00 AM
14 October 2023KevijauLiving Stone School10:00 AM
DAROGAPATHAR SC9 October 2023NaharbariAnganwadi Centre-A10:00 AM
10 October 2023DarogapatharSub centre10:00 AM
11 October 2023Master ColonyNagamese Baptist Church Compound10:00 AM
11 October 2023NaharbariAnganwadi Centre -C12:00 Noon
13 Octber 2023DarogapatharAnganwadi Centre -B10:00 AM
PURANABAZAR HWC6 October 2023DarogajanAnganwadi Centre10:00 AM
7 October 2023PadampukhriAnganwadi Centre10:00 AM
9 October 2023Puranabazar AAnganwadi Centre10:00 AM
9 October 2023Puranabazar BAnganwadi Centre10:00 AM
UPHC DUNCAN6 October 2023Churches ColonyChairman Compound10:00 AM
9 October 2023KhermahalColony Compound10:00 AM
UPHC Burma Camp6 October 2023Mao ColonyASHA residence9:00 AM
6 October 2023SangpangtuASHA residence9:00 AM
7 October 2023SumisaCouncil Hall9:00 AM
7 October 2023PairaCouncil Hall9:00 AM
KUDA HWC6 October 2023K.Kire ColonyHealth and wellness centre10:00 AM
7 October 2023PhaipijangCommunity Hall10:00 AM
7 October 2023LungwiramLP School10:00 AM
9 October 2023Master ColonyCommunity Hall10:00 AM
10 October 2023D ColonyAnganwadi Centre10:00 AM
10 October 2023Grace Colony & SP ColonyAnganwadi Centre10:00 AM
11 October 2023Kuda BAnganwadi Centre10:00 AM
13 October 2023Kuda AAnganwadi Centre10:00 AM
* All children in the age group of 9 MONTHS to 5 YEARS in the mentioned areas/locality should take up ONE dose of MR vaccine as part of the special drive.
* Caregivers/Parents can in touch with the ASHA, Anganwadi Worker or ANM for further information.
Source: Health Department.

“Measles can affect anyone but is most common in children,” it read, adding that rubella can result in miscarriage, fetal death, stillbirth, or infants with congenital malformations, known as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS).

It said that getting vaccinated is the best way to avoid getting measles or rubella or spreading it to others and that the vaccine is safe and helps the body fight the virus.

The office has also announced the dates and locations of the session sites (see table) and stated that all children aged nine months to five years should receive one dose of the MR vaccine as part of the special drive. For more information, caregivers or parents can contact the ASHA, Anganwadi worker, or ANM.

The department has asked the respective colony chairperson, GBs, churches, civil society organisations, allied departments, and the community to help ensure the success of the initiative in protecting and keeping children safe from vaccine-preventable diseases.

By EMN Updated: Oct 05, 2023 7:31:15 pm
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