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JR Lobo inaugurates “Mission Indra Dhanush 2016”

JR Lobo inaugurates “Mission Indra Dhanush 2016”

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangalore Janu 4, 2016: “Mission Indra Dhanush” has made a strong foundation to make “Polio Free nation” said MLA, J.R.Lobo after inaugurating “Mission Indra Dhanush-2016” organized by Health and Family welfare department, Dakshina Kannada, held at Lady Goshen Hospital, Mangalore on Jan 4th, Monday.  He said that the last polio case from Karnataka was reported in 2007; while in Dakshina Kannada the last polio case was reported in 1999. 

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JR Lobo Inaugurates “Mission Indra Dhanush 2016

Polio was seen mainly in children who have migrated along with their parents from different regions . Make sure that they are taken care of so as to stop spreading. People’s support to the Health department is essential to make this mission effective.

RCH (Reproductive Child Health Officer) officer Sikander Pasha said that as per the plans we should reach out to the target group to make polio free nation. By the end of January we should be able to reach out 977 Pregnant Women and 4373 children. This is the fourth and final round of Mission Indra Dhanush starting from 4th January 2016 to 12th January 2016.  Polio drops will be given today followed by home visit to reach the given target, he added.

Vaccination for the children below 5 years, along with polio drops, BCG, Hepatitis B, Hemophilia Influenza B, Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and pentavalent will be given. Dhanurvayu TT vaccination is also provided for pregnant women during these days.

Zilla Panchayath C.E.O Sri Vidya, Medical Supredient Dr. Savitha and Health Education officer Mrs. Jyothi were present.

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Jayaprakash Rao, Mangalore Tue, January-5-2016, 1:14
Thanks to Mission Indra Dhanush 2016 making this mission effective.
Shwetha, kasargod Tue, January-5-2016, 1:11
The children are very sensitive below the age of 5. They have to be vaccinated on time to avoid the effects of some non-curable diseases. Some take a step back as some injections are expensive at a private clinic, its a good launch by the government.
Bharath, Pune Tue, January-5-2016, 12:20
"Precaution is better than cure".
Kirthi Pai, Sullia Tue, January-5-2016, 12:17

Mission Indra Dhanush launched by the government is the best that all the young ones get vaccinated under this scheme. Polio, small pox etc were suffered by many in the past, but now we are being successful in putting a full stop to such diseases.

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