DC Jammu reviews implementation of Measles-Rubella elimination programme

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Directs to prepare separate action plan for vulnerable groups

JAMMU: Deputy Commissioner Jammu Avny Lavasa today reviewed the implementation of Measles-Rubella Elimination programme here in a meeting of District Task Force (DTF).

A detailed discussion was held regarding implementation of the road map formulated by the Government for Measles, Rubella elimination from the country by 2023.

The DC said that Jammu district has adequate healthcare infrastructure to manage the universal immunization programme and surveillance activities to achieve the target. She urged upon the Health functionaries of the district to take all possible measures and give focused attention towards the Measles, Rubella elimination in the District.

The Deputy Commissioner stressed on active participation of educational institutions in spreading awareness and sensitization of students about the infection of Measles and Rubella.

She urged the officers to adopt the multi pronged interventions to identify the target at the right place to arrest the disease at the right time.

The DC also highlighted the importance of acquiring complete knowledge about the preventive measures of Measles-Rubella disease, and asked the officers to identify the target groups, conduct surveys and prepare separate plans for vulnerable groups.

She further asked them to put in a committed effort in order to achieve the objective regarding elimination of MR By 2023.

She asked to rapidly build up immunity for both Measles and Rubella diseases and ensure that all the children should receive MR vaccine.