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J-K records 97 per cent immunization in Measles-Rubella vaccination drive: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

and has recorded a 97 per cent of children in the age group of 0.9 to 15 years under the ongoing MeaslesRubella (MR) campaign, an said Tuesday.

The campaign which was launched in the state on September 24 has already achieved 99 per cent in division and 94 per cent in division which is almost 97 per cent of the set target for the state, the said.

The figures were conveyed by the Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo in a meeting to review the status of targets achieved under the campaign.

Expressing concern over a little low performance of the campaign in Shopian in south and Poonch, Rajouri and Reasi districts in Jammu, Dulloo asked the concerned officers to further gear up their teams to achieve the set targets.

The campaign would continue till December 15 to meet cent percent target, Dulloo said and made a fervent appeal to all to get their wards vaccinated under this programme free of cost.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 20:35 IST