From a Correspondent
Dibrugarh, Jan 11: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, is currently planning out to roll out Rota Virus Vaccine in all districts of Assam. The Rota Virus Vaccine (RVV) will be included in the Universal Immunization Programme to provide children protection from diarrhea. As such, all the children below one year of age, who are eligible for the vaccine, will be administered three doses of RV Vaccine within an interval of four weeks. Since children below one year of age are more prone to diarrhea, the proposed vaccine will give protection to children against the Rota Virus Vaccine up to 2 years. In this regard, a workshop supported by John Snow INC (JSI) WHO, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) UNICEF and other selected development partners, was conducted at Dr. John Berry White Seminar Hall at the office premise of the Additional Chief Medical and Health Officer (FW) recently. The meeting was chaired by Joint Director of Health Services, Dr. Udayan Borah, which was attended amongst others by District Immunization Officer (DIO), Dr. Sunity Gogoi ; Senior Medical Officer (SMO) WHO Dibrugarh, Dr. Bhabha Jyoti Borah ; Project Officer of UNDP, Dr. Deepak Mili and District Project Manager (DPM) Dibrugarh, Monikha Buragohain. Moreover, all the SDMs and HOs of the Block PHCs and Medical Officers of all the cold chain points were also called for the workshop. The cold chain handlers of all Block PHCs also attended the meeting.