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RAMBAN:  A   workshop for imparting training to medical staff for the proper implementation of the Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccination programme was organized here today. The workshop was organized by the National Public Health Surveillance Project of World Health Organization, Jammu in collaboration with the Directorate of Family Welfare, Maternity Child Health & Immunization J&K.

Scheduled to start from September 1, the children from 9 months to 16 years will be vaccinated against Measles and Rubella diseases under the campaign being implemented in two phases.  The students of all the government and private schools besides Madrasas will be vaccinated in the first phase, while a door to door campaign will be carried out in second outreach phase.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Ramban, Dr. Saifuddin Khan exhorted the trainees to learn the procedure to successful implementation of the MR Vaccination Campaign in the district.   Deputy CMO, Dr Mohammed Iqbal Bhat also addressed the trainees. The Resource Persons, Dr. Ravinder Pal Singh and Dr. Akshay Kumar trained the staff through Power-Point presentation.

During the workshop was conducted in two sessions wherein Block Medical Officers Medical Superintendent, District Hospital, Ramban, Doctors, Zonal Education Officers, In-Charge Child Development Project Officers, Community Health Officers, Paramedical staff and teachers were trained in micro and macro planning, required documentation and arrangements for ensuring the hundred percent vaccination.