Medical officers? leave cancelled
THE HEALTH Department has planned to launch an immunisation drive in seven districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh from mid-May to protect children from the killer Japanese Encephalitis.india Updated: May 11, 2006 04:19 IST
THE HEALTH Department has planned to launch an immunisation drive in seven districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh from mid-May to protect children from the killer Japanese Encephalitis.
The leave of all the medical officers and employees deputed in the immunisation drive in the seven districts has been cancelled. Those who are on leave have been directed to report on duty immediately.
The medical officers and employees who wish to take medical leave will have to submit a medical certificate and they will be permitted to proceed on leave only after the second opinion of the chief medical officer of the district concerned.
Director General, Medical Health, Dr B Nath said in the first phase, the immunisation drive would be launched in Gorakhpur, Maharajganj, Kushinagar and Kheri districts. In the second phase, the drive would be extended to Siddharth Nagar and Sant Kabir Nagar districts.
Nath said the consignment of vaccines would be supplied to the State by the Union Government by May 14.
The immunisation drive would be launched immediately and all the children in the age group of one to 15 years in the seven districts would be covered.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has already decided to import the single dose tissue culture Chinese vaccine called 'SA14-14-2' for the vaccination..
This vaccine is being used in the country for the first time. A single dose of the vaccine will be administered to all the children.
To maintain the quality of the immunisation programme, the Health Department has planned to closely monitor the vaccination drive.
Observers would be deputed in all the districts, Dr Nath said.
Dr LP Rawat and Dr Awadesh Kumar have been deputed as observers in Gorakhpur district, Dr ML Khatloiya and Dr Uma Kant Prasad in Maharajganj, Dr Janki Prasad and Dr AK Awasthi in Kushinagar, Dr JS Chawla and Dr RS Diwakar in Deoria and Dr SP Ram and Dr AK Mishra have been deputed as observers in Lakhompur Kheridistrict.