Campaign to Stop the Transmission of Measles Launched by Haryana Government


eMediNexus    08 February 2023

Mr. Anil Vij, state health minister, revealed that the state government is conducting a measles-rubella (MR) catch-up campaign in the Nuh and Palwal districts to curb the spread of the disease. He added that the MR catch-up campaign began on Monday in the blocks of Hathin and Hodal in Nuh and Palwal.

He added that all eligible children between the ages of 9 months and 15 years will receive an extra dose of the MR vaccination as part of the program. Also, a total of 4,722,250 youngsters will receive an additional dose of MR as a part of the campaign.

According to Mr. Vij, during the first week of the campaign, beneficiaries will be covered in schools, and then outreach events will be held to provide extra doses of MR. He stated that the Deputy Commissioners in both districts had launched the campaign, which is being watched over by state nodal offices and officers from partner organisations like WHO and UNICEF to guarantee 100% coverage.

Moreover, he announced that the goal of eliminating measles and rubella has been communicated to all line departments, including those responsible for womens and childrens development, Panchayati raj, education, IMA, and IAP. 

(Source: https://www.news18.com/news/india/haryana-govt-launches-campaign-to-stop-transmission-of-measles-7014553.html )

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