SILCHAR: Along with other districts of the state immunization programme of Mission Ramdhenu has started in Cachar from Wednesday. In addition to the usual immunization programme this vaccination was started to strengthen the routine vaccination programme. Deputy Commissioner of Cachar Keerthi Jalli inaugurated the immunization programme at a function organized at Satindra Mohan Dev Civil Hospital in Silchar on Wednesday.
While delivering her speech, the Cachar DC Keerthi Jalli said, "Due to COVID many pregnant women and children did not turn out for vaccination. Special drive Mission Ramdhenu which has started on July 7 will continue till July 13 in which all pregnant women and children awaiting immunisation will be covered. So it is a request that all the pregnant women and children should come forward for immunisation."
Jalli also appealed to the mothers to take care of their children for this vaccination. It is worth mentioning that Chief Minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has declared the Mission Ramdhenu, Assam 2021 for Immunization of the children & pregnant women from July 7 to 13, August 7 to 13 and from September 7 to 13 in the State. It is also pertinent to mention here that this vaccine is being provided free of cost at all health centers in the district. Under this program, 2,278 pregnant women and 2,248 children in Cachar district will be administered vaccine against pentavalent rotavirus measles rubella and Japanese encephalitis, stated a press release.