Meeting on M-RVC for private practitioners

Dimapur | Publish Date: 8/27/2018 12:20:35 PM IST

A sensitization meeting on the Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign (M-RVC) for private practitioners under Dimapur District was held on August 25 at Hotel Cedar.

A press release from Dr. Rebecca, DPO, RCH-UIP stated that she, in the meeting, highlighted the basic strategies and operational plans for the M-RVC. 

The campaign aims to rapidly build up immunity for both measles and rubella diseases in the community so as to prevent the disease. 

In view of this, she said that all the children should receive the MR vaccine during the campaign. Regardless of the previous immunization status of the target age group (between nine months to 15 years) or whether they had previously been infected with measles or rubella, they are eligible for the MR vaccination during the campaign. According to Dr. Rebecca, the dose given during the mass campaign is a supplementary dose. The MR Vaccine used in the campaign is a safe and an effective vaccine for the elimination of measles and control of rubella, the release stated.

Dr. Sheila, SMO, WHO updated the trainees on the Measles-Rubella scenario in the country. The training was aimed at preparing the private practitioners on the M-RVC and ensure that the same message is disseminated among their clients. 

Dr. K. Vikato Kinimi, CMO chaired the program and also welcomed the participants. The participants included representatives from 32 Assam Rifles, 165 Military, AR Composite, Shokhuvi, Railway Hospital, CIHSR, Police Referral Hospital, Chumukedima, IAP, IMA, and Dimapur Children’s Clinic. Other present during the program included Dr. Antoly, DCMO, and CMO Dimapur staff.


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