Workshop on Rotavirus Vaccine Organized By The Papum Pare District Health Society (DHS)
ITANAGAR: A day-long district level Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop for Rotavirus Vaccine was organized by the District Health Society (DHS), Papum Pare district, Yupia, at the ZPC conference hall on Wednesday. While addressing the participants, DMO Dr Subu Tasso Kampu informed that Rotavirus is a new vaccine which will be launched soon in the State and will be included in routine immunization as per WHO recommendation in India. She also informed that Rotavirus accounts for 40 per cent of hospitalization due to diarrhoea, amongst children in India and 78,000 children die annually due to diarrhoea, in India. “The need of the hour is to take preventive measures and vaccinate the infants with Rotavirus Vaccine which will prevent 37 to 96 percent of severe diarrhea,” she said.
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