In order to protect the children from 13 diseases including polio, Japanese encephalitis, smallpox, diarrhoea, hepatitis, pneumonia, a new scheme has been included by the health department titled Mission Ramdhenu. Under this scheme, there will be a week-long immunization program that will vaccinate every pregnant lady and children in the State, free of cost.
Keshav Mahanta, the State Health Minister has officially inaugurated this scheme in Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital in Guwahati on 7 July.
It was informed that under this scheme, the vaccinations will be given in 3 phases. The vaccination process will happen from the 7th to 13th of the months of July, August and September.
It is expected that as many as 1 lakh beneficiaries will be covered under this scheme.
Under this scheme, the vaccinations will be given in 3 phases. The vaccination process will happen from the 7th to 13th of the months of July, August and September 2021.
It was a matter of relief that on the first day of the vaccination drive itself, a total of 4741 centres that cover medical colleges, hospitals and sub-health centres have received the doses of vaccines.
Along with Guwahati, the scheme was simultaneously inaugurated in the PPC Centre of Kanaklata Civil Hospital in Tezpur.
The Additional CM & HO (Family Welfare), Dr Phani Pathak started the program by lighting the auspicious lamp along with the District Immunization Officer of Sonitpur, Dr Biman Sarma. It is expected that in Tezpur this scheme will reach out to 180 pregnant women and 150 children who missed out on their vaccinations.
In Mangoldoi Civil Hospital this vaccination drive was flagged off in the presence of Additional CM & HO. Special provisions were made for those who couldn't take their vaccines on time as the sisters were also busy with the Covid vaccination duty.