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Push for total immunisation in State

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Our Correspondent

Itagar, May 5: Aruchal Pradesh Health commissioner Kaling Tayeng has exhorted stakeholders to ensure total immunisation in the state despite shortage of manpower. At a meeting of the State Task Force for Immunisation with officials of health and family welfare department here on Thursday, Tayeng said the drive was in keeping with Prime Minister rendra Modi’s keen interest in immunisation and other healthcare programmes in the country. While assuring to strengthen manpower as per feasibility, the commissioner asked the DMOs to engage staff from different wings of the department. He expressed his concern over the inordite delay in implementation of some schemes and asked the officers concerned to pull up their socks. In his power-point presentation on Mission Indradhanush-4 Round-3, SIO Dr Padung said all districts except Longding have conducted their respective DTFIs and also submitted the micro plans. Though there has been a marked improvement in the performance of some districts, some are still lagging behind, the SIO said. Admitting there are problems such as in disbursal of payment to the ASHAs for want of banking services in some areas, Dr Padung called upon the members and stakeholders to cooperate with the department, an official release informed here today.

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