Media cooperation sought to make MR campaign successful

RANGPUR, Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa at a press conference today sought media cooperation in creating social awareness to make the forthcoming Measles-Rubella Campaign- 2020 a

success in the city.

The RpCC authority organised the event for journalists at its conference

room here with its Chief Executive Officer Ruhul Amin Mian in the chair.

The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) of the Directorate General

of Health Services, World Health Organisation (WHO), GAVI and UNICEF extended

assistance in arranging the event.

Divisional Director (Health) Dr Amin Uddin Khan, Associate Professor of

Rangpur Medical College Hospital Dr MA Wahab, Secretary of RpCC Rashedul

Haque and its Chief Health Officer Dr Kamruzzaman Ibne Taz addressed.

Mayor Mostafa said over 3.97-lakh children from 9 months to under 10-

year age group will be immunized with one dose of measles-rubella (MR)

vaccine in two phases of the campaign in the city.

“The immunization of children will be conducted at 287 schools from

March 18 to March 24 at school level and at 15 permanent and 120 community

vaccination centres from March 25 to April 12 at community level,” he said.

Seventy-seven vaccination teams and 231 volunteers will conduct the

campaign from 8 am to 3 pm dally under monitoring of 41 supervisors across

the city.

Dr Taz said students from class one to four of primary level educational

institutions will be immunised with one dose of MR vaccine in the first

phase.

“The same-age group children will get one dose of MR vaccine in the

second phase of the campaign for ensuring immunization of cent percent

targeted children to protect them from various diseases,” he added.

Terming measles as one of the most infectious human diseases, Dr Amin

stressed on enhancing public awareness through mass publicity in the media to

ensure vaccination to cent percent children of the targeted age group.

The City Mayor called upon the journalists for raising public awareness

to make the forthcoming Measles-Rubella Campaign- 2020 a complete success.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)