Immunisation status reviewed

  • Call for frequent Capital task force meeting

ITANAGAR, Dec 28: The District Health Society review meeting cum District Task Force for immunization (DTFI) meet was held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Capital DC Talo Potom which, was also attended by Chief Medical Superintendent of TRIHMS Dr Dukhum Raina, DMO Capital Dr Mandip Perme, DRCHO Dr Tahang Mize, members of District Health Society and representative from WHO.

Dr Raina in his deliberation asked all the participants to work with sincerity, honesty and dedication adding, the DTF meeting should be conducted more frequently.

The DMO informed that the purpose of the  meeting was to have a detailed discussion on performance of programmes by respective programme officers and also informed about the status of Routine Immunisation and Intensified Pulse Immunisation in respect of the state capital.

The DRCHO through a PPT explained  in detailed about Immunisation & RCH.

Others officers also explained in detailed about performance of their respective programmes.

During the meeting WHO representative Dr S Mishra shared her observation and advised all the medical officers to conduct head counting and household survey properly which is essential for setting of service beneficiary targets of immunization, ANC registration, for calculation and assessment of performance achievement.

The DC asked all the officers and staffs to work with sincerity and dedication.

He said that the district administration is ready to provide all kind of support. He also took stock of the issues of each health centres and assured to look into their grievances.

He said that random surprise visits would be made to the health facilities to ensure that it is running smoothly for the convenience of the public.

At Ziro: A meeting of the District Task Force for IPPI (NIDS), Special Routine Immunization Campaign and Covid -19 vaccination was jointly held at Gyati Takka General Hospital here.

During the meeting the micro plans for Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) the Special Routine Immunization campaign and the Covid-19 vaccination status of the district were discussed in detail.

Chairing the meeting DC Somcha Lowang said that the success of the campaigns depends on the concerted effort of all the stakeholders. She requested the medical officers of various health centres to convene meetings with the circle officer, PRI members and GBs of their areas to work out modalities for better outreach and to ensure cent per cent vaccination coverage during the campaign.

Speaking on the Covid 19 vaccination status of the district, the DC opined that more efforts have to be made to convince the Covid -19 vaccine refusals cases.

Sharing her views on religious influence on the vaccination status, the DC informed that the district administration along with the DMO Dr Tage Kanno did visit churches in and around Ziro and tried convincing the believers to get vaccinated.

“However in spite of all these efforts, people have not turned up for vaccinations”, she lamented.

“Highest number of unvaccinated people are clustered around Hija, Kudung Borang , Tajang and Lempia,” she further informed while exhorting the people to overcome their reluctance and get vaccinated. (DIPROs)

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