MEASLES-RUBELLA Vaccination-Training to Teachers
Bathinda: Under the guidance of Civil Surgeon Dr Hari Naraingh Singh, one-day training was imaprted to the teachers of private and playway school for Measels-Rubella vaccination.
District Immunization Officer Dr Kundan Kumar Pal and urban nodal officer Dr Pamil Bansal gave directions to the traines. Dr Kundan Kumar Pal stated that for the MR campaign children aged 9 months to 15 years will be given the MR vaccine in April 2018. He said that measles was a viral diseases, which also ends up claiming lives of children. Similarly, rubella is also a viral disease. If a pregnant woman suffers from rubella fever in the first trimester of her pregnancy, her child can suffer from congenital disorders. In order to save children from these two diseases, the government is administering free vaccine. He added that the South East Asia Region countries including India have decided to make country free from rubella and measles by 2020. He added that earlier in three phases , around 8 cr children have already been vaccinated.
According to the World Health Organization, the vaccine is safe for use and has already been used in 150 countries. The education department will have major role to play in this campaign as most of the children to be vaccinated are school going ones.
Nodal officer Dr Pamil Bansal gave information about filling the format and gave details about microplan. She said that the children should be made aware of the campaign during morning assembly and their parents be told about the the same during Parent teacher meetings.
Prominent among others present included mass media officer Jagtar Singh Brar, deputy mass media officer Kulwant Singh, projectionist Kewal krishan, school health coordinator Manphool Singh and computer assistant Santosh Kumari.