Churachandpur: With the aim to vaccinate those children who haven’t gotten even a single vaccine (left outs) and those who received a few vaccines but didn’t complete them (drop outs), a “Convergence Day” between the Social Welfare Department and the Department of Health and Family Welfare was launched Wednesday at various places in Churachandpur.
The event was jointly organised by the Social Welfare Department and the Department of Health & Family Welfare.
Launching the event as the Chief Guest at Zenhang Lamka, Khaikhopau Ngaihte, the ADC stated that vaccines are one of the most effective, affordable, and safe methods to protect infants and children from diseases and mortality.
He urged the health care workers, ASHAs, and Anganwadi workers and helpers to cover the partially and unvaccinated children in pockets of low immunisation coverage, high-risk, and hard-to-reach areas and protect them from vaccine preventable diseases.
On this occasion, officials from the district administration, the social welfare department, the department of health and family welfare, ASHA workers, anganwadi workers, and helpers participated.
“Convergence Day” will be implemented every Wednesday at selected Anganwadi Centres with the aim of vaccinating children up to 5, 10, and 16 years of age.
The district level ‘Convergence Day’ for Kamjong district was held Wednesday at the Common Community Hall of Yeasom village in Kasom block.
Organised by the District Health Society and Social Welfare Department (ICDS), Kamjong, the programme was graced by Rangnamei Rang Peter, Deputy Commissioner, Kamjong; CMO Dr Lucy Duidang; Yeosam village headman SP Ayo; and DPO ICDS Smt Neeta Sareo as the main dignitaries on the dais.
Around a hundred people, including village authorities, church leaders, and the villagers, attended the programme and made good use of the event.