Atal Dulloo reviews progress of MR vaccination campaign

JAMMU, NOV 9: Under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, a Divisional-level review meeting regarding Measles- Rubella Vaccination campaign was held for Jammu Division here today at Gandhi Nagar Government Hospital, Jammu. During the deliberations, the Principal Secretary was informed that a total of 3772960 children will be covered in the State, out of which 2785731 children have been vaccinated till date, with 1700994 children covered in Kashmir Division and 1084737 in Jammu Division.
Dulloo asked the authorities to build up awareness on a big scale in schools and outreach areas, where stiff resistance has come up against the vaccination drive. Principal Secretary was further informed that Kathua, Leh and Kargil districts have already achieved 100% targets, while Budgam, Samba and Kulgam are on the verge of achieving targets.
He instructed the Health authorities of those districts, which are far behind the target, to achieve the set targets by end of this month.
Director, Health Services also emphasized on the completion of MR campaign in all districts of Jammu Division by the end of November 2018 as new initiatives are coming up.
Director, Family Welfare informed the meeting that a Special Immunization Drive, Mission Indradhanush is commencing on November 22, 2018 in the districts of Rajouri and Doda besides Vasectomy Fortnight is to be observed from November 21 to December 4, 2018 in the State.