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BMC have decided to lunch a special vaccination campaign for Japanese Encephalitis

Bhubaneswar.23/11/17: The Health and Family Welfare Department and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) have decided to lunch a special vaccination campaign for Japanese Encephalitis (JE).

The drive would cover around 2,24,264 beneficiaries in the city. The vaccination drive will start from 27th November and continue for three weeks. Children from 01 years to 15 years shall be covered during this drive.

Students of all government, private, Sisu Mandir, Madrasa, play schools, orphanages and other institutions will be vaccinated during this process.

Anganwadi workers, ASHA workers, ANMs and Health Workers will carry out the campaign for which a sensitization meeting has already been conducted. Social organizations like NGOs, Lions Club etc will support the drive for the greater interest of the health care needs of citizens and especially the kids. This programme is initiated by the Centre as a major initiative to fight JE as it kills hundreds in a year in the country.

JE is an infection of the brain caused by the JE virus. In case of the infection the symptoms may include headache, vomiting, fever and seizures. This happens after five to 15 days of infections. JE virus is generally spread by mosquitoes, specifically those of the Culex type. Pigs and wild birds serve as vectors for the virus.

At the coordination meeting organised at the BMC Conference Hall today, BMC Mayor Anantanarayan Jena, ADM, BBSR- Manoj Mohanty, ADMO (public health) Dr RK Jena, ex Deputy Director Immunization Dr. RK Rout took part.

City Programme Manager NHM, AHO BMC, Dist Welfare Officer, All Medical Officers of UPHC and UCHCS and CDPOs also attended the coordination meeting.


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