Bhubaneswar: The Health and Family Welfare Department of the Odisha Government in collaboration with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is going to lunch a special vaccination campaign for Japanese Encephalitis (JE), which will cover around 2, 24, 264 beneficiaries in the city. The vaccination drive will start from 27th November and continue for three weeks. Children from 01 years to 15 years shall be covered during this drive.
Students of all government, private, Sisu Mandir, Madrasa, play schools, orphanages and other institutions will be vaccinated during this process.
Anganwadi workers, ASHA workers, ANMs and Health Workers will carry out the campaign for which a sensitization meeting has already been conducted. Social organizations like NGOs, Lions Club etc will support the drive for the greater interest of the health care needs of citizens and especially the kids. This programme is initiated by the Centre as a major initiative to fight JE as it kills hundreds in a year in the country.
At the coordination meeting organised at the BMC Conference Hall today, BMC Mayor Anantanarayan Jena, ADM, BBSR- Manoj Mohanty
ADMO (public health) Dr RK Jena, ex Deputy Director Immunization Dr. RK Rout,
City Programme Manager NHM, AHO BMC, Dist Welfare Officer, All Medical Officers of UPHC and UCHCS and CDPOs attended the coordination meeting to make the war against JE a grand success in the Capital City.