Arunachal CM launches Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign

30 Jan 2018

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu today launched Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign in the state in presence of deputy chief minister Chowna Mein and his Cabinet colleagues. Khandu said the year-long campaign is a part of an ambitious plan of the state government to eradicate measles and control rubella. Starting February 1, vaccination camps will be set up at educational institutes and community centres across the state, Khandu said. He appealed to the parents to visit the camps with their children to make this initiative a success. The chief minister also directed the health officials to reach out to every child in the age group of nine months and 15 years. "It is our duty to immunize our children, especially girls, from deadly diseases so that our future generation grows up hale and hearty. I appeal to my fellow citizens to lend their cent percent support to the campaign," he said, adding that the programme aims to vaccinate five lakh children. (PTI)