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Odisha will conduct the Measles Rubella vaccination campaign in January

Bhubaneswar:24/11/17; Odisha will conduct the Measles Rubella vaccination campaign in January next in line with the National target of Measles elimination and Rubella Control by 2020.

It will be a mass vaccination campaign, the likes of which has never been conducted in the State, and will target children from 9 months to less than 15 years of age. For the campaign to be successful, each district and urban area must achieve a coverage of 100% of its target and a minimum of 95% post coverage evaluation survey, said Pramod Kumar Meherda, secretary health.

The campaign will be of a 5 week period with the 1st two weeks’ sessions will be taken up in all the schools of the State (both Govt. and Private), the next 2 weeks of sessions will be taken up in the community i.e. at the Anganwadi Centers & Health Institutions, and the final week has been kept for carrying out catch up immunization of children who could not be vaccinated during first 4 weeks.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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