Hahim, Aug 7: Keerthi Jalli, the deputy commissioner of Kamrup district, inaugurated the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 5.0 district-wise, a vaccine catch-up campaign aimed at reaching zero-dose children between the ages of 0 and 5 years, and pregnant women who may have missed any vaccine doses in the national immunisation schedule. The launch event took place at Hahim State Dispensary in Boko, situated along the Assam-Meghalaya border, on Monday.
Intensified Mission Indradhanush 5.0 will be conducted in three phases across the country. The first phase will run from August 7 to 12, the second phase from September 11 to 16, and the third phase from October 9 to 14.
Dr Ananias Sangma, in charge of the Hahim State Dispensary, stated, “During the program, eight babies and three pregnant women were vaccinated who may have missed Measles-Rubella vaccines, DPT booster, or OPV booster doses.”
In addition to the vaccination campaign, DC Keerthi Jalli also launched a mobile app named ‘U-Win’ portal. The platform aims to facilitate the registration and vaccination of every pregnant woman, record their delivery outcomes, register newborn deliveries, administer birth doses, and record all vaccination events.
DC Keerthi Jalli emphasised the significance of the program in remote areas like Hahim, saying, “I chose to launch the program district-wise because I wanted to assess the health conditions of the women and children in this area.”
During the event, DC Keerthi Jalli interacted with the women and children and inspected the Hahim hospital premises along with Dr Ananias Sangma, in charge of the hospital.
The program saw participation from various officials and stakeholders, including RHAC executive member Sonram Rabha, Boko revenue circle officer Dibash Bordoloi, joint director of health services, Kamrup, Dr Mohitosh Benerjee, SDM&HO of Boko Hospital Mantu Kumar Das, ASHA workers, and local residents of the area.