Why vaccines are necessary and how rumours around it can be dangerous

Overwhelming medical evidence proves that negative side effects are rare and minor

Why vaccines are necessary and how rumours around it can be dangerousThe world greets new born babies by bombarding them with everything from dust to disease-causing microbes. Babies can deftly parry exposures to certain harmful substances, thanks to antibodies passed onto them in the womb. But this kind of inherited immunity is short-lived, so a child must develop her own immune system response to combat life-threatening […]

Mumbai: BMC and state govt launches largest vaccination against measles and rubella

In Mumbai and Maharashtra, this campaign will be launched on November 27, 2018. During this campaign, 30 lakhs children will be vaccinated in Mumbai

Mumbai: BMC and state govt launches largest vaccination against measles and rubellaThe Government of India has set a goal to eliminate measles and control rubella syndrome by the year 2020. India launched one of the world’s largest vaccination campaign against measles-rubella on February 05, 2017. Till date, the campaign is completed in 28 states and more than 13 crore children (between 9 months and 15 years […]

MMR vaccination: Pay close attention to out of school children, state health ministry

The immunisation drive will begin from November 27. The aim of this mass vaccination drive is to make sure that each and every child gets vaccinated. The state government has ensured that the doubts in the minds of the parents and elders are clarified before the children are vaccinated

MMR vaccination: Pay close attention to out of school children, state health ministryThe state health ministry has directed doctors, district surgeons, health workers, auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM) workers to pay close attention to children of construction workers and other out-of-school children. The state health department is well-prepared if a medical emergency occurs during this immunisation campaign. While interacting with doctors via video conferencing, Maharashtra health minister, Dr […]

No vaccination without parents consent, states health ministry

The union health ministry has issued a guideline that no child will be vaccinated unless taking their parents approval into consideration. The health ministry has asked all the states to organise meetings with the parents to explain them about MMR vaccination

No vaccination without parents consent, states health ministryAmidst the chaos and confusion in the minds of parents regarding the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, the union health ministry has now directed the states to first and foremost to quell the doubts of parents which the parents are having. The state Health department will start the MMR vaccination drive from November 25 […]

Immunisation: ‘She’ is safeguarding the health of the next generation

In India, ASHA workers have been the true health ambassadors, who have been entrusted with the responsibility to ensure that no child is left out from getting immunised. Till now, crores of children have been immunised in India but this would not have been possible without the ceaseless efforts put in by ASHA workers and Geeta Varma, is one of them

Immunisation: ‘She’ is safeguarding the health of the next generationGeeta Varma, an ASHA worker from Himachal Pradesh’s, Mandi district represents the face of around 12 lakh Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers in India. These workers go beyond their call of duty, when it comes to saving precious lives. Their role could be different, but their aim is one – to save a life. […]

Polio vaccine: ‘Maharashtra is safe,’assures state health minister

Amid the polio vaccine contamination controversy which has spread like wildfire across the country, Maharashtra health minister, Dr Deepak Sawant has assured the citizens of the state that the polio vaccine being used is completely safe

Polio vaccine: ‘Maharashtra is safe,’assures state health ministerAhead of a polio dose day, Maharashtra health minister has clarified doubts regarding the status of polio vaccine in Maharashtra. The use of virus infected polio vaccine produced by a certain company has been stopped in the state as per the directions of the central government. While speaking to the press, state health minister, Dr […]

Health ministry directs states, UT’s to furnish data of the contaminated polio vaccine

On Wednesday, October 03, the union health ministry dispatched a letter to all the states; and the UT’s to provide data of the contaminated polio vaccine. The health ministry is also increasing surveillance in the affected states

Health ministry directs states, UT’s to furnish data of the contaminated polio vaccineThe union health ministry has directed all the states and the union territories to furnish information about the contaminated Polio vaccine. The ministry has asked for the information about the stock of batches B100318 supplied by a Ghaziabad based company. The polio vaccine supplied by this company was found to be contaminated with polio 2 […]

Contaminated batch of polio vaccine was not sent to Maha, clarifies state health min

The polio vaccines infected by Type 2 virus and produced by a certain company was not supplied to Maharashtra, clarified the Central Vaccination Department, according to Maharashtra health minister Dr Deepak Sawant. Meanwhile, a high level meeting in this regard will be held at Delhi tomorrow (October 03)

Contaminated batch of polio vaccine was not sent to Maha, clarifies state health minGiving detail information in this regard Dr Sawant said that the World Health Organization (WHO) is cooperating in India for polio survey as per the international quality parameters. As a part of this survey, sewage water samples from 45 places in different states including Maharashtra were collected. These samples were examined in five recognised laboratories […]

Drug controller begins investigation in polio virus vaccine contamination case

The Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has formed a 3 member investigation team, to investigate the polio vaccine contamination case. The three-member committee begins the probe in this week. The team will try and find out the cause of contamination

Drug controller begins investigation in polio virus vaccine contamination caseThe Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has begun an investigation into the recent polio dose virus case. The three-member team constituted by the CDSCO will investigate the possible cause of contamination in the poliovirus Recently, polio vaccines contaminated with a strain of type 2 virus were found in some batches of the oral vaccine […]

Polio virus: ‘Don’t panic, Maharashtra is safe,’ assures state health minister

You might have come across news reports since today morning (September 29), about the resurgence of a strain of the polio virus. In a statement issued by Maharashtra health minister Deepak Sawant, he mentioned that there is no need to panic about a comeback of the deadly virus

Polio virus: ‘Don’t panic, Maharashtra is safe,’ assures state health ministerPeople living in Maharashtra need not worry about the return of the dreaded polio virus. Although, news reports about polio vaccines contaminated with a strain of type 2 virus are true. Residents of Maharashtra have no reason to worry as the state discontinued vaccines containing a weakened form of the virus a long while ago […]
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