LUDHIANA, MAY 17, 2018: In order to ensure 100 percent coverage of children aged between 9 months to less than 15 years under Measles-Rubella campaign, Additional deputy commissioner (ADC) (Development) Dr Shena Aggarwal ordered district education officers (Primary and Secondary) to carry out checking in government and private schools in the coming days and give a detailed report on the ongoing drive.

Chairing the meeting of district health society (DHS), Aggarwal said that those creating any kind of obstacles in the campaign, will face strict action and asked the officials to keep a close tab on the rumor mongers.

She added that education department has already deputed nodal officers and health officials can take their help anytime.

ADC also ordered to issue a show-cause notice to a teacher in Government Senior Secondary School, Mannupur village, who misbehaved with health team when the team had gone there to vaccinate the school children.

ADC stated that the Goal of MR campaign is to accelerate population immunity by reaching 100 percent target children with MR vaccine that will reduce cases and deaths from measles and disabilities from Congenital Rubella Syndrome. She directed the officials to complete the campaign before starting summer vacation.

Aggarwal also mentioned that 3068 patients took the benefit of treatment in government hospitals and 16396 patients got treatment in private hospitals under Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Bima Yojna.

"The cancer patients can get Rs 1.5 lakh for cancer treatment from the chief minister cancer relief fund and renowned hospitals are also empanelled under the scheme", she said.

Civil Surgeon Dr. Parvinder Pal Singh informed that the health department has already vaccinated 2.70 lakh children under campaign so far and an estimated 12.55 lakh children will be vaccinated in Ludhiana.

Singh appealed the people especially the parents of students to be aware of the false facts about the vaccination and ensure that their children were immunized by the health teams.

Thursday, May 17, 2018