From our correspondent
Itagar, Jan 23: Siang Deputy Commissioner Rahul Singh has assessed the readiness of all departments and stakeholders for successful implementation of the upcoming Measles-Rubella campaign.
While chairing a measles-rubella micro plan review cum core committee meeting, Singh instructed the officials to chalk out necessary measures for the programme. The meeting was attended by DMO, DRCHO, DDSE, CDPOs, medical officers, BRCCs, CRCCs, BEOs and administrative officers, besides principals and headmasters of various schools and nursing and medical staff.
While assessing the readiness, the DC sought steps to ensure total coverage of the district. Terming Education and ICDS department as major facilitators in ensuring maximum coverage under the campaign as the initial phase will focus on schools and anganwadi centres, he directed all principals to ensure completion of all tasks in the checklist and also to hold compulsory parent-teacher meetings on January 26 for generating awareness about the campaign.
Stressing on coordition between MOs and CDPOs, Singh directed the MOs to prepare a detailed micro plan for the campaign, which should include details about the number of institutions, AWCs, village wise vaccition schedule, contacts of medical and other staff involved for ready reference.
The Siang Deputy Commissioner further directed all administrative officers to hold block level meetings of MOs, CDPOs, ASHAs, AWWs, BEOs, principals of schools, PRI members, GBs and HGBs in their respective jurisdiction for ensuring effective implementation and greater coordition.
Stating that it would be a big failure for all the stakeholders if any child is affected by these diseases even after the campaign, Singh sought active involvement of everyone associated with the campign.
DMO Dr R Darung and DRCHO Dr T Mize educated all members present about the disease and the campaign against its prevention and eradication.
The preparedness of all PHCs and CHCs in the district was also reviewed during the meeting. Details regarding target children in schools and villages to be immunized, about target population enrolled in schools and non-enrolled children, vaccition schedule, details about vaccitors, logistics, etc., were shared by all respective medical officers in the district, an official release stated on Tuesday.