Workshop on Rota Virus Vaccine begins at the conference room of RK Mission Hospital, Arunachal Pradesh
ITANAGAR: The maiden day of two-day State-level workshop to train the State Medical officials on rationalization of Rota Virus Vaccine (RVV) was conducted at the conference room of RK Mission Hospital here on Monday.
Briefing on RVV, Nodal Officer of National Health Mission (NHM) Dr D Padung, said that diarrheal diseases are one of the most common causes for morbidity and mortality in children whose age is less than five years. Among the diarrheal diseases, Rota virus infection is one of the most common causes of diarrheal diseases among the infant and young children, he said.
He also informed that the Rota virus vaccine has been already successfully introduced in 11 other States. “Cascading training will be imparted throughout the districts and blocks including training to ground-level health workers (ANM and ASHA),” he said, adding that the State preparedness will assess using standard checklist for its successful introduction in the State.
Meanwhile, Directorate of Health Service (DHS) Dr M lego, urged the trainees to equip themselves with in-depth knowledge on Rota virus and ensure that the Rota virus vaccine is delivered effectively to all children when it is introduced in the State.
DFW Dr Allok Yirang, also advocated for effective implementation of Rota virus vaccine in the State.
Medical Officer for Immunization Dr Tage Taka, Dr Tope Yomcha and Rakesh Konsam, Muktesh Rajyaguru representative from UNCIEF were the resources persons for the training.
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