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DTFI: DC discusses roll-out of IMI 5.0 across Bandipora

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BANDIPORA: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad on Monday chaired the meeting of District Task Force for Immunization (DTFI) here to discuss the roll-out of Intensive Mission Indradhanush (IMI 5.0) programme in the district.

On the occasion, Dy. CMO Bandipora gave a detailed power-point presentation on the aims and objectives of IMI 5.0. The meeting was informed that first round of immunization under Mission Indradhanush 5.0 will commence from 7th August and continue till 12th of August 2023 followed by the second round from 11th September to 16th September 2023 and third round from 09th October to 14th October 2023 to cover children aged 0 to 2 years and expecting mothers for immunization.

She informed that the program aims at identifying and selecting the right beneficiary area wise (dropouts and left-out children) for immunisation so that 100% targeted children are immunised.

While explaining the current immunisation scenario in the district, she said that the district has recorded some vulnerable spots for Measles, Rubella which are to be taken up on priority under IMI 5.0 besides covering high risk areas where nomads, labourers engaged in brick kilns will be taken care. The drop-out and left-out children after the head count survey shall be registered on the U-WIN platform.

The DC impressed upon the stakeholders to complete the head count survey of all the areas for drop-out and left-out children by the end of the current month by involving ANMs, ASHAs, and other field functionaries.

He asked the BMOs to monitor the program personally, conduct field visits for random checks, and take exemplary action against poor performing officials.

Dr Owais called for village wise ANM and ASHA workers’ details with their contact numbers for random check by the DC office.

The DC directed for effective coverage of all the left out and drop-out children. He further asked the concerned to give wide publicity to the program by all means of communication and media for better results.

The meeting was attended by District Program Officer Mohammad Ashraf Hakak, CMO Bandipora, CEO Bandipora besides other concerned officers.


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