Arunachal: Rotavirus vaccine to contain severe Diarrhea in child launches in Lohit
Soloi Ngadong President All Arunachal Pradesh Gaon buras Welfare Association Lohit unit unveils by administering vaccine to the infant.
In a bid to make Lohit district free from Rotavirus, Zonal Hospital launches Rotavirus vaccine in a simple ceremony here today at the vaccination room organized by Lohit District Health Society (LDHS).
Soloi Ngadong President All Arunachal Pradesh Gaon buras Welfare Association Lohit unit unveils by administering vaccine to the infant. Dr T Tamut DRCHO, Dr. SJ Bhomick SMO, Nurses and mother with their babies also joined the ceremony.
In his message, Ngadong suggests the doctors to sensitize Rotavirus vaccine in villages, interior pockets of the district to aware the public about its availability to protect the child from severe diarrhea.
Dr SM Singh SMO briefs about the contagious nature of Rotavirus causing acute diarrhea. “Rotavirus is a virus that causes diarrhea, mostly in babies and young children. The diarrhea can be severe, and lead to dehydration. Vomiting and fever are also common in babies with rotavirus”, he says.
Dr Tamut also highlighted the spread of the virus and requested the new born child in between 0 – 5 years to vaccinate in order to avoid severe diarrhea. On every Tuesday and Saturday in a weekend, the mothers can bring their child at the vaccination wards for the vaccination”, he advises.
Earlier special task force has been formed under the chairmanship of DC including DDSE, CDPO, PHE Dept, Asha and Angawadi workers to generate wide information in the district.