DC Nagarkoti Mehta advocated door-to-door vaccination campaign

Itanagar: Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) Deputy Commissioner Shweta Nagarkoti Mehta stressed on conducting door-to-door vaccination drives “for those who are not willing to come forward” and said counseling efforts should be made to make them understand the importance. . Of vaccination. The DC said this after inaugurating a model vaccination center at Chimphu PHC in the presence of ICR DMO Dr Kipa Tughlik, doctors, health workers and others on Friday. He expressed hope that the center will cater to the needs of a large number of people, and urged health department officials to “bring about mass awareness regarding vaccination by involving ASHA and Anganwadi workers”. Doctors assured that efforts will be made to educate parents about the importance of vaccination. JSI representatives explained that the initiative aims to “spotlight” best practices in service delivery by strengthening the vaccination service experience. “The initiatives include quality improvement steps, such as capacity building for staff, strengthening vaccination centers to make them more user-friendly, and other person-centred approaches, such as counseling and effective communication and outreach in communities,” he said. ” The USAID-supported Momentum Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity Project developed the model vaccination center at Chimpu PHC. DC inspected the health center and took stock of its functioning. Later, he inspected health and wellness centers at Ganga and Lobi and Itafort UPHC. He discussed with all the in-charges about the facilities available at their respective centers and ways to improve healthcare in Itanagar. He urged all the medical officers and health workers to be dedicated and regular towards their duties. “Even though health services are being provided at the facilities, the data is not properly recorded and uploaded on the portal,” he said. He asked them to ensure timely updating of the data. He also inquired about outreach and awareness programmes, door-to-door vaccination, availability of generic medicines etc. and assured to look into the complaints raised by the in-charges. During the visit, the DC was accompanied by DSO Dr Giri Tali and DVBDCPO Dr Lokam Dominic.

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