Papum Pare District Medical Officer Dr Subu Tasso Kampu says new Rotavirus vaccine to be launched in State
Itanagar: “Rotavirus accounts for 40 per cent of hospitalization due to diarrhoea amongst children and in India, about 78,000 children died annually due to diarrhoea,” informed Papum Pare District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr Subu Tasso Kampu during a one-day district level ToT (Training of Trainers) workshop for Rotavirus vaccine introduction programme organized by Papum Pare District Health Society recently.
Dr Kampu also informed the participants that Rotavirus is a new vaccine which will be launched in the State soon and it will be included in Routine Immunization as per WHO recommendation in India, an official release informed here today. While stressing the need to vaccinate infants with Rotavirus Vaccine which will prevent 37 to 96 per cent of severe diarrhoea, she further directed all MO in-charges to conduct ToT at block level to the ASHA and anganwadi workers, PRI leaders create more awareness on introduction of the new Rotavirus vaccine.
She also stressed that it is important to sensitize the people on mandatory preventive measures like pre-boiled and filtered water, proper hand washing, maintenance of health and hygiene, special attention to infant, proper breast feeding, vitamins supplement and supplementary food after 6 months of age.
In all, 72 participants including; MO in-charges of PHCs, CHCs, health and wellness officer, ANMs, of Papum Pare district and Capital Complex attended the training which had DRCHO Dr Worar Taku, DANO Dr. Tania Raju and Medical Officer Dr Tasser Tania as resource persons, the release added.
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