J&K achieves 96% coverage in immunisation of children

In a significant achievement regarding immunisation of children in the age group of 0 to 1 years, J&K State has achieved 96% achievement in fully immunised children. Last year’s achievement was 93%.

Directorate of Family Welfare MCH & Immunisation conducted of special immunisation drives and mass campaigns like Measles Rubella, Mission Indradhanush, National Immunisation Days, Special Immunisation sessions in hard to reach and migratory population of J&K.

“Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary to Govt. Health & Medical Education Department, with his visionary approach has been instrumental in providing all support to the department which led to such a remarkable achievement,” an official spokesman said.

Dr. Arun Sharma, Director Family Welfare, MCH & Immunisation J&K said that the department is committed in providing best quality vaccines.

“We have started Cold Chain system in the State and we will certainly improve our indicators in the next year.”

He felt gratitude towards Chief Medical Officers, Deputy Chief Medical Officers, District Immunisation Officers, Block Medical

Officer, thousands of field workers and vaccinators for attaining such results.

Dr. Qazi Haroon, State Immunisation Officer J&K, said that success of huge campaigns like MR, MI, NID and strengthening of Routine Immunisation in the State led to such achievements first time in the State and very soon new vaccines like Rota Vaccine and PCV will also be launched and introduced throughout the State.