Measles Rubella Campaign in UT Chandigarh has achieved the target of 92 %

Chandigarh, 20th Sep, 2017: Measles Rubella Campaign in UT Chandigarh has achieved the target of 92 % after immunizing 2,84,735 children in the age group of 9 months to 15 years. The MR Vaccination is being carried out in government and private schools .Also the outreach sessions are being conducted in Aanganwadi centres and all health facilities of Chandigarh. In 6 major hospitals i.e. PGIMER-12, GMCH-32, GMSH-16, CH-22, CH-45 and CH- Manimajra the MR vaccination is carried out daily and in rest of the health facilities MR vaccination is twice week i.e. Wednesday and Saturday.

The 3rd State Task Force meeting of MR Campaign was held under the chairmanship of Sh. Anurag Agarwal, IAS, Health cum Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration wherein all the stakeholder were geared up to cover each and every child of Chandigarh with MR Vaccination.

The Health Department, UT Chandigarh appreciated the efforts of all the schools and the staff working hard for successful implementation of MR Vaccination Campaign. Amongst the private schools, St. Joseph’s Sr Sec School, Sector 44, Chandigarh and amongst the govt. schools, the Government High School, Hallomajra, Chandigarh have achieved highest MR vaccination coverage. But, there are few schools where the MR Vaccination Campaign is lagging behind and the catch up sessions in these schools would be planned after the examinations are over.

The representatives from WHO, UNICEF, PGIMER, GMCH-32, LIONS International and were also present in the meeting.