MR vaccination campaign organised at DPS Bokaro

19-bc-163-1Bokaro: Going along with the whole nation to initiate health campaign, the mega measles-rubella (MR) vaccination campaign was conducted here at DPS Bokaro Primary school.

Hundreds of children from class Nursery to 5 of the school got vaccinated which was supervised by the team of doctors and other officials of District administration. The team was led by Dr UttamKumar and Dr. L. K Thakur.

Over hundreds of children from class 6 to 10 of the school got vaccinated on Thursday which was supervised by the team of doctors and other district administration officials.

Besides, Bokaro Civil Surgeon, Dr. Soban Murmu, the others who were present on the occasion included Dr. Amritanshu, UNICEF, New Delhi, Dr. Anoop, WHO, Dr. Uttam Kumar, Govt. of Jharkhand, Dr. Sujit Singh, Dr. Sanjay Singh, Dr. Celin Tuddu and Dr. K K Thakur.

“Under the Measles-Rubella (MR) campaign, all children in the target age group between 9 months and less than 15 years will be given a single shot of MR vaccination, irrespective of their previous measles/rubella vaccination status or measles/rubella disease status, said Dr. Murmu adding “the campaign will cover public and private sector settings.”

Spreading awareness on this duo deadly disease, Dr. Hemlata S Mohan the director and principal of DPS Bokaro urged everyone to be the part of the health campaign to get rid of these diseases at the grassroots level. Vice Principal, P Shailaja Jayakumar and Headmistress Sunita Bhardwaj along with the primary wing teachers were also present.


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