IEP Chandigarh, February 6
Haryana Home and Health Minister, Sh. Anil Vij said that to stop the transmission of measles, Measles Rubella (MR) catch-up campaign is being carried out in district Nuh and district Palwal (Hathin and Hodal block). In this campaign, one additional dose of MR vaccine will be administered to all eligible children of 9 months to 15 years. He said that the MR catch-up campaign has been launched in Nuh & Palwal (Hathin & Hodal blocks) today and total 4,72,250 children (406493 children in district Nuh and 65,757 children in district Palwal- Hathin & Hodal Block) will be provided additional dose of MR during this campaign. Sh. Vij said that beneficiaries will be covered in schools during the first week of campaign and after that outreach sessions will be conducted for providing additional dose of MR.He said that Campaign has been launched by Deputy Commissioners in both districts. For ensuring 100 percent coverage, campaign is being monitored by state Nodal officers and officers from Partner agencies like WHO/ UNICEF etc.Health Minister said that all line departments like departments of Women and Child development, Panchayati Raj, Education, IMA and IAP have been requested to extend their complete cooperation to successfully implement the campaign in order to achieve the goal of Measles and Rubella elimination.