Morang becomes fully immunised districtThe district of Morang in Province 1 has been declared fully immunised against childhood preventable diseases.
The district of Morang in Province 1 has been declared fully immunised against childhood preventable diseases.
Social Development Minister of the province, Jeevan Ghimire, declared Morang as a fully immunised district at a programmed organised by the District Public Health Office on Monday.
A successful implementation of the immunisation programme has freed the children of Morang and other parts of Nepal of various preventable diseases such as measles, smallpox and polio, Ghimire said.
The minister also stressed the importance of regular exercise, clean hygiene
and sanitary practices for healthy life.
Province 1 is currently observing ‘Health Promotion Year’ under which the government health facilities have been organising free health camps and other programmes to encourage healthy living.
Around 15,000 people in the province have already benefited from free health camps.
Province Assembly member Jayram Yadav highlighted the contribution of the vaccination programme in reducing child mortality rate in the country.
A report on immunisation programme was also unveiled at the programme.
According to the report, 19,475 out of 20,075 children below five years of age in Morang have completed the full immunisation course.
There are 333 vaccination centres in eight rural municipalities, eight municipalities and one metropolitan city of Morang district.
Morang is the 55th district in the country to become fully immunised against preventable childhood diseases.
Chitwan follows suit
Meanwhile, Chitwan district in Province 3 was also declared fully immunised on Monday. Provincial Minister for Health and Population Padma Kumari Aryal declared Chitwan as fully immunised district amid a programme organised by Bharatpur Metropolitan City.
Most children in the district have completed their immunisation course, according to the health authorities.
Individuals and organisation who made contributions to achieve the immunisation goal were also honoured at the programme. Provincial Assembly members Dil Kumari (Parbati) Rawal, Krishna Khanal and Geeta Wagle, Bharatpur Mayor Renu Dahal, Chairman of the District Coordination Committee Krishna Kumar Dallakoti and Chief of the District Public Health Office Bijaya Kumar Jha addressed the function.