Rotavirus vaccition launched

Agartala, Feb 18: Union Health Minister J.P. dda on Saturday launched Rotavirus vaccition for five more states in the country to immunise children against diarrhoea, one of the major causes of child deaths in India. dda, accompanied by Tripura Health Minister Badal Choudhury, launched here the Rotavirus vaccition for Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil du and Tripura. Rotavirus vaccine is used to protect against rotavirus infections, which cause severe diarrhoea among young children. Prime Minister rendra Modi has given instructions to the central ministers to give top focus to the eastern and Northeastern part of India, as these regions got less attention in various aspects earlier, the union minister added. dda said that diarrhoea is one of the biggest killers of children and rotavirus is one of the most common causes of severe diarrhoea in children less than five years of age. (IANS)