ITANAGAR, 31 Might: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) was launched throughout the state on Monday.
In Tawang, ZPC Leki Gombu and Jang ADC RD Thungon launched the PCV at KDS District Hospital.
Gombu and Thungon additionally flagged off two ambulances from the Jang CHC. “One of many ambulances will cowl Mago Thingbu and Lhou circles, whereas the opposite one will serve the individuals of Mogto and Bongkhar circles,” knowledgeable the ADC.
PCV was additionally launched on the Lungla CHC by SMO Dr Tsering Penjor, and in Mogto circle headquarters by Mogto CO Dorjee Wangchu.
At KDS District Hospital, all staffers and medical doctors took the pledge to stop smoking and never use any sort of tobacco merchandise, on the event of World No Tobacco Day.
In Papum Pare district, the PCV was launched on Monday by DMO Dr Komling Perme. An eight-weeks-old beneficiary was vaccinated in the course of the launch programme.
Concurrently, World No Tobacco Day was noticed with theme ‘Decide to stop’ on the HWC in Yupia by the district tobacco management cell.
In East Siang, Pasighat East MLA Kaling Moyong launched the PCV as a part of the common routine immunization programme at Bakin Pertin Common Hospital & Coaching Centre in Pasighat, within the presence of DC Dr Kinny Singh, DRCHO Dr T Gao, DMO Dr Kaling Dai, and others.
In Changlang, the PCV was launched by DC Dr Devansh Yadav on the district hospital, within the presence of DMO Dr Okay Mossang and others. The DC additionally administered the ‘no tobacco’ pledge on the event of World No Tobacco Day. (DIPROs)
Our correspondent provides: The PCV was launched in Decrease Dibang Valley district by DC KN Damo on the district hospital in Roing.
DRCHO Dr Raju Mena knowledgeable that “the PCV is a vaccine for youngsters, which will probably be given at 6 and 14 weeks, adopted by a booster dose at 9 months.”
“It can shield kids in opposition to pneumonia, meningitis and different lethal infections attributable to streptococcus pneumonae, thereby lowering the toddler mortality fee of kids underneath one yr of age,” knowledgeable Dr Mena.
The PCV was additionally launched on the Bolung PHC by ZPM Bolung Arun Pertin.
In Higher Siang, the PCV was launched by Well being Minister Alo Libang on the district hospital in Yingkiong.