MORIGAON, Sept 7: A District Task Force meeting for the Inclusive Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 5.0 was convened on Thursday at the district commissioner’s office in Morigaon. The meeting, presided over by additional district commissioner Dyotiva Bora, addressed various aspects of the vaccination program, including the target population and strategies for reaching remote areas.
During the meeting, detailed discussions took place regarding the exact number of children and pregnant women to be vaccinated in the district under IMI 5.0’s second phase. Additional district commissioner Bora emphasised the need for concerted and responsible efforts from all relevant departments to ensure that no eligible child or pregnant woman is left out of the vaccination campaign in the district.
He directed the concerned departments, as well as the health department’s officers and employees, to take all necessary steps to ensure a smooth and efficient vaccination process. The Mission Indradhanush 5.0 program aims to vaccinate the target population in three phases.
In the first phase, from August 7 to August 12, a total of 4,095 individuals were vaccinated, including 3,423 children aged 0 to 5 years and 672 pregnant women in Morigaon district. The second phase, scheduled from September 11 to September 16, aims to vaccinate 2,732 individuals, comprising 2,008 children aged 0 to 2 years, 271 children aged 2 to 5 years, and 453 pregnant women.
The third phase of vaccination is slated for October 9 onwards, with a focus on diseases like measles and rubella. This program specifically targets children aged 0 to 5 years and pregnant women who have not received or are partially immunised through routine vaccination.
Additional district commissioner Bora urged parents to proactively bring their children for vaccination if they have not yet been immunised. The meeting saw the participation of key officials, including Dr Phani Pathak, joint director of Health Services for Morigaon district, Dr Niranjan Konwar, district vaccination officer, and Dr Tapan Kumar Saikia, additional chief medical and health officer, as well as health and medical officers and department heads.