- SAYS JALANDHAR WOULD SOON EMERGE AS LEADING DISTRICT TO COMPLETE THIS DRIVE
Jalandhar, May 15, 2018 (By SK.Vyas) : Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma today said the district administration would ensure that every single child in the age group of nine months to 15 years was covered under the ongoing anti measles-rubella mass immunization campaign.
Kicking off the campaign in the local Swami Sant Dass School, the Deputy Commissioner said that with the strenuous efforts of all the stakeholders, the district would soon emerge as a leading district to complete the ongoing drive. He said that till yet the district has achieved the target of immunizing more than 30% of the children between the age group of nine months to 15 years. Mr. Sharma said that now the health department should further make concerted efforts for completing the ongoing drive to benefit the children.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the drive was largely aimed towards achieving the target of healthy and strong Jalandhar. He said that the district administration was making all out efforts to immunize more than five lakh children in this age group during the campaign. Mr. Sharma said that the district administration would not settle down until and unless all the children were fully covered under this massive campaign.
Meanwhile striking an emotional chord with the people, the Deputy Commissioner said appealed that every parent must come forward to immunize their kids during this ongoing drive. Mr. Sharma said that he had even got his daughters immunized during the campaign to make it clear that the tirade on social media against this pro-people campaign was totally misleading. Seeking fulsome support and cooperation of people, he said that this campaign could not be possible without their active involvement.
On the occasion the President of School Management Swami Shantanand, Baba Charan Dass and others welcomed the Deputy Commissioner to the school premises.
Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included Civil Surgeon Dr. Jaspreet Kaur Sekhon, District Immunization Officer Dr. Tarsem Singh and others.