Shri Subhash Chandra has in a video message has appealed to all parents and concerned persons to ensure that each child in Haryana, between the age of 9 months and 15 years, is vaccinated against deadly Measles and Rubella.
He says, “For each of us our children are the apple of our eyes. Their health and education is of prime concern for us parents. Measles and rubella claims maximum number of lives among children in India. Out of the 1,34,000 deaths worldwide, 49, 200 alone are in India, i.e. one-third. Because of these diseases other painful ailments such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, blindness, mental retardation etc also happen. Not getting vaccinated on time also proves expensive in the long run. I am sure you get your children vaccinated from time to time, this time too you must get the Measles-Rubella Vaccination.”
In his video message he reminds parents how this timely MR vaccination can ensure their child’s healthy future. He also shares useful information about where and when people can avail of this free vaccination drive across Hisar and the rest of Haryana State.
“For the next six weeks, starting from April 25, 1850 government and private schools and 1741 anganwadi centres of Hisar will facilitate the vaccination of 5,17,550 children, along with which the vaccination drive will run for 85 lakh children of Haryana state in 22,600 government and private schools and 25,700 anganwadi centres, all government health centres, government hospitals and in many high-risk areas,” he adds.
He urges people to take active part in the Centre’s initiative in making India measles-free and checking the spread of Rubella by 2020.
He appeals to people, “Make sure that every infant aged nine months and above and every child up to the age of 15 years must get the MR vaccination done. Remember that this disease has only one solution and that is vaccination. It is absolutely safe, it is free and of utmost importance. Parents, social workers and responsible citizens of Haryana are requested to make sure that their children get Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine and also help raise awareness in their neighbourhoods, among relatives and society, and free India from measles. Do not pay any attention to any rumours, and for more information regarding this, contact ANM or ASHA representative.”
The Centre has launched Measles-Rubella Vaccination Campaign to make India measles-free and mitigate the spread of rubella in India by 2020, under which, 41 crore children of India will be vaccinated in phases.