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Training on RVV, RI in Mon

Training on RVV, RI in Mon
Nurses during the Rotavirus Vaccine training in Mon.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/14/2019 11:40:51 AM IST

Medical Officers (MO) and health workers were trained on Rotavirus Vaccine (RVV) introduction and Routine Immunization (RI) on June 11-13 at World Vision, Conference Hall, Mon. 

A press release by the department stated that the training also had its District Task Force Immunization (DTFI) meeting which was held on June 4 at the chamber of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mon.

 During the meeting, DPO (RCH & UIP), Dr Shashinle, while highlighting about the Rotavirus said the virus is a contagious virus that causes diarrhea and that around 45% of diarrhea are caused by Rotavirus. 

Dr Shashinle said the virus is one of most common cause of diarrhea in infants and children below one year causing 75% of deaths annually. 

She informed that the vaccine would be given in three series- first dose would be given to a six weeks child, second dose at 10 weeks  and the last at 14 weeks.

The training covered topics on RVV introduction and its impact and also included pre-test and post-test, role plays, discussion hours and short videos on immunization.

The resource persons were SMO (UIP), Dr Ri; CCO Kenei; DPO (RCH & UIP), Dr Shashinle; MO Phomching PHC, Dr Chenjei; MO Chen PHC, Dr Shokwang and MO Tizit PHC, Dr Methna.

The training was attended by medical officers and nurses of all the health units including district programme manager, block programme managers, district community mobiliser, VCCM, IEC personnel, vaccinators and asha- coordinators.

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