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11.85 lakh children to be vaccinated in EG

11.85 lakh children to be vaccinated in EG
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Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister N Chinarajappa said both measles and rubella can be eliminated using single MR vaccination. On Tuesday, he along with Collector Kartikeya Mishra launched the MR vaccination programme organised by Medical and Health departments at Gandhi Nagar Municipal High School.

- Home Minister calls upon parents to see that their children between nine months and 15 years get vaccination
- Drive to be held from August 1 to September 8 in all schools, Anganwadi centres and government health centres

Kakinada: Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister N Chinarajappa said both measles and rubella can be eliminated using single MR vaccination. On Tuesday, he along with Collector Kartikeya Mishra launched the MR vaccination programme organised by Medical and Health departments at Gandhi Nagar Municipal High School.

Speaking on the occasion,Chinarapappa said children from nine months to 15 years can be given a single dose of MR vaccine.He lauded the efforts of Centre for completely eradicating the polio from our country.He also appreciated the financial cooperationbeing extended by Lions Club and stated that the Club has been affording 50 percent of expenditure in our country.He also said the government was conducting free medical examination for children in every school.The Medical and Health departments are planning to give 12 lakh doses of MR vaccine in the district, he added.

Collector Mishra informed that MR vaccine would be given from August 1 to August 8 in both urban and rural areas.Hesaid that 11,85,534 children will be given a single dose of MR vaccine andadded that 5,716 schools,5,786 Anganwadi centres and 186 government health centres were chosen to provide the vaccine to children.He further said that 1,39,949 doses were kept ready for distribution.

City MLA Vanamadi Venkateswara Rao said the TDP government is committed to children’s health.He also said their government had been providing NTR Arogya Sri Scheme for poor suffering from brain and kidney diseases with the financial help fromChief Minister’s relief fund.

The MLA requested all the parents to see that their children get vaccinated against measles and rubella.District Medical and Health Officer Chandrayya,Lions Club former governor Badam Surendra Babu said that Lions Club had spent Rs 600 crore for immunisation worldwide so far.Additional Joint Collector Radha Krishna Murthy, RBSK District Coordinator Dr N Rajeswari, DPMO Dr Kesava Prasad and Head Master, Gandhi Nagar Municipal High School Suryanarayana participated.

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