NDMC holds ori­en­ta­tion pro­gramme to erad­i­cate Measles & Rubella

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NEW DELHI: In a bid to elim­i­nate the Measles and con­trol Rubella in the coun­try, the New Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil (NDMC) or­ga­nized an ori­en­ta­tion pro­gramme for the prin­ci­pals and nodal of­fi­cers of the NON-NDMC schools at NDMC Con­ven­tion Cen­tre on Thurs­day.

As many as 80 prin­ci­pals and Nodal Of­fi­cers par­tic­i­pated in the pro­gramme. Speak­ing af­ter the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the ori­en­ta­tion pro­gramme, NDMC Sec­re­tary Rashmi Singh said that sus­tained pulse po­lio cam­paign was a land­mark suc­cess in mak­ing Po­lio Free coun­try. And, it was the need of the hour that it should be un­der­taken on the same pat­tern so as to erad­i­cate the Measles and Rubella from the coun­try.

She fur­ther said that New Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil has launched the free MR Vac­ci­na­tion Cam­paign for elim­i­nat­ing the Measles and Rubella from Jan­uary 16 to Jan­uary 31 next year. She added that in or­der to sen­si­tize the heads of the NMDC schools, an ori­en­ta­tion pro­gramme was con­ducted in NDMC schools in Novem­ber.

All chil­dren of age group of nine month to less than 15 years would be pro­vided with an ad­di­tional dose of MR vac­ci­na­tion for Measles-rubella, re­gard­less of any pre­vi­ous vac­ci­na­tion sta­tus or his­tory of Measles - Rubella ill­ness, she said.

The school nodal of­fi­cers have been as­signed to help or­ga­nize and con­duct im­mu­niza­tion ses­sions in schools and co-or­di­nate with the health work­ers to con­duct the vac­ci­na­tion ses­sion dur­ing the na­tional cam­paign, she added.

Dis­trict Im­mu­niza­tion Of­fi­cer, New Delhi, Dr Harsh said that Rubella is an in­fec­tious dis­ease caused by virus. It has Measles like symp­tom and it in­fects both boys and girls. How­ever, if women get in­fected early in her preg­nancy it can re­sult in con­ge­nial Rubella syn­drome which can be harm­ful for the fe­tus and new­born child.

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