GUWAHATI: Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL), a leading Biologicals company, organized free vaccination camps in over 170 centres across the country on the occasion of World Zoonosis Day. IIL has been organizing these vaccination and rabies awareness camps at veterinary dispensaries, NGOs and veterinarians across the country every year on “World Zoonoses Day” which is observed every year on July 6. Around 50,000 doses of RAKSHARAB (anti-rabies vaccine) produced by IIL were administered free of cost in as many as 20 states and Union Territories through veterinary dispensaries, NGOs etc.
On the occasion of World Zoonosis Day, Dr. K. Anand Kumar, Managing Director, Indian Immunologicals Limited said, “IIL is truly a health company, playing a significant role in providing cost-effective tools for the control of various zoonotic diseases in the country, including dreaded rabies. Working with various other stakeholders, including the common public, IIL is determined to eradicate disease.”
“IIL wishes to spread the message that preventive vaccination is a proven and cost-effective means to minimize incidence of zoonotic diseases. Effective implementation of Swachh Bharat programme and preventive vaccination would vastly improve the health status of the country,” said Dr. Prasanna Deshpande, Deputy Managing Director, Indian Immunologicals Limited. In addition to Rabies, other Zoonotic diseases such as Brucellosis, Leptospirosis, Swine Flu, Porcine Cysticercosis, Nipah, Zika etc. also affect human beings.
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