@ Naresh Rajput I Sr correspondent
Ghaziabad: In a great initiative to counter measles, UP government has started with a massive program to vaccinate children from 9 months of age to 15 years, with Measles Rubella Vaccine. To make this successful in the district, the Government Health Department called for a meeting with the Principals/ Organizers where Dr. Narendra Gupta, Chief Health Officer appealed everyone present to make this program successful.
Chief Health Officer also mentioned that every parent/guardian must get his/her child between age 9 months- 15 years vaccinated with Measles Rubella vaccine. It is completely safe and recommended by WHO. This program will pursue for 5 weeks and a target to vaccinate 13 lakh children. So far 2 lakh 20 thousand children have been vaccinated with around one thousand school children among them.
Also present in this meeting, Director of SSK School. Representative of BJP MP Sh. Gulshan Bhambri said that it is an appreciable step of the government, which is very important for the health of the children. He emphasized that not even a single child between prescribed age should be left unvaccinated. People, who have any doubts with regards to it must contact their concerned health officer and get their children vaccinated.
In this meeting, Additional Health Officer, Dr. Vishram Singh, Deputy CMO Dr. Suryanshu Ojha, Dr. Abhishek, Shaadaab Ahmed, Allah Bakhsh etc. took part and shared their views.