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Reports of M-RVC workshops and meetings

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/20/2018 11:00:20 AM IST

Workshops, trainings and meetings for the upcoming Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign (M-RVC) scheduled for October 3, continue to be held across the state.

Mon: A workshop on Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign (M-RVC) for school principals, headmasters and nodal teachers under Mon block was held on August 20 at Council Hall, Mon.

According to DIPR, SDO (C) Mon, Chumlamo Humtsoe, who is also the chairman for M-RVC Mon block said that for teachers,  it was important for them to be concerned about the children’s good health. He then requested all teachers to be a part of this campaign.

DEO, Mon R. Zayao Lotha stated that a majority of the target age group of children were in schools and appealed to all school authorities and teachers to actively participate in this campaign.

MO SHP, Dr. K. Elizabeth, through a slideshow presentation, explained the details of Measles and Rubella, their symptoms and importance of the M-R vaccine. Elizabeth also spoke about the role of the education department and teachers like in basic planning and awareness among school children.

MO, Dr. Kumkiuba; MO SHP, Dr. Thungdeno Murry; BPM Mon Sadar Pongchai Konyak; SIS, Mon, Hongpe also spoke during the workshop. The program was chaired by coordinator SHP Mon, Maiwang. Altogether 92 participants from different schools under Mon block attended the workshop.

Noklak: In Noklak, the review meeting of the Block Task Force on the M-RVC Noklak was held on August 19 at ADC Noklak’s residence under the chairmanship of ADC Noklak, Theodore Yanthan.

A DIPR report said that during the meeting SMO Noklak Dr. Victor highlighted the rules and functions of the task force members. He urged NGOs, Churches and particularly the IPR & media to spread the message of the vaccination campaign. He explained that the M-RVC was for the children from 9 months to 15 years of age and requested all parents to cooperate for the success of the campaign. 

Peren: A one day sensitization-&-training on the M-RVC for all school principals, headmasters and head teachers under Peren block was held at Peren Town Hall on August 18.

CMO Office, district media officer, Pezanguno Celine Secii in a press release said that Dr. Nukshisangla Jamir, DPO UIP/RCH highlighted the importance and objectives of the M-RVC. She also explained the signs and symptoms of Measles- Rubella and how it spreads to children. She highlighted the roles and responsibilities of teachers and gave thorough instructions on how to conduct the vaccination. She encouraged and requested the schools to conduct rallies, painting activities and also to conduct parent-teacher meetings and teacher- student interactions and to submit the reports on time. 

She also stated that children with serious illness, allergies or those admitted in the hospital could be excluded. 

 

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