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Shooter Gauri Sheoran made brand ambassador for Haryana's health programmes

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The government has appointed the brand for its two health-related programmes.

The decision was announced by at the launch of the measles-rubella (MR) campaign here today.

Under the campaign, about 80 lakh children aged between nine months and 15 would be vaccinated.

The also flagged off 11 medical mobile units for the campaign.

He directed the officers of the and the to ensure 100 per cent under the campaign.

Khattar said that services had been improved considerably in the state as a result of which "has brought down its infant mortality rate by 6 points - from 43 per 1000 in 2016 to 37 per 1000 live births".

has also been named the brand for Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), an initiative aimed at covering defects at birth, deficiencies, diseases, and development delays including disability.

Under the RBSK, the target beneficiaries are children enrolled in government and government-aided schools and anganwadi centres (AWCs).

As part of the programme, 211 mobile health teams have been going to schools and AWCs everyday.

The screened children are referred to the nearest health facility or the for further treatment.

As many as 13.9 lakh children have availed under the RBSK.

Sheoran, daughter of IAS officer Jagdeep Singh, had won gold in the 7th World University Shooting Championship held in in March.

She had earlier won a bronze medal at the World Championships in Suhl,

had clinched two gold and two silver medals in the National Championship at Thiruvananthapuram.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 25 2018. 20:55 IST
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