Meeting held on IPPI and Mission Indradhanush

KHONSA, Jan 9: A meeting of the District Task Force on Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) and Mission Indradhanush (MI Phase IV) was organized by the District Health Society for effective implementation of both IPPI and MI programmes at the DC’s chamber here on Monday. The meeting was chaired by Tirap Deputy Commissioner Ravi Jha, in the presence of MLA Wanglam Sawin, DMO Dr. N Lowang along with DD (ICDS), DDSE representatives, CDPO and Khonsa District Hospital Medical Superintendent.
DMO, Dr. N Lowang, in her address informed that the IPPI and MI-IV rounds for 2016-17 sessions will be launched on Jan 29 and Feb 7 next respectively. With the help of a power point presentation, the DMO presented the detailed information of the programme of previous year’s performance, micro plan and action plan for forthcoming IPPI programme and Mission Indradhanush. She further said that the successful implementation of IPPI and MI-IV depends on joint efforts of the Health department and other key departments.
The DC and DMO further appealed to all the departments to cooperate for effective implementation. The health department was also directed to detail vaccination teams for all remote areas so that no children are deprived of immunization. MOICs of CHCs and PHCs were also asked to clear all doubts to ensure formulation of error-free micro plan. During the interactive session planning and issues for vaccinators and supervisors, training and overview of operational guidelines for Mission Indradhanush with MOs as well as many other important issues related to IPPI and MI were discussed at length by all the members. DC, Ravi Jha suggested for a planned training schedule to be prepared for all the mobilizers who would be involved during these programes. It was also mentioned that the frontline workers be trained thoroughly. To reach out to build the trust of the beneficiaries, he suggested to appoint and plan incharges for different areas of target for better implementation.
MLA, Wanglam Sawin while taking part in the discussion raised concern over cases of Tuberculosis found in his jurisdiction and asked the medical unit to arrange such awareness camps for TB as well.

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