10th May 2024 10:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Itanagar, May 10: In a major step towards vaccine preventable diseases, a Model Immunisation Centre at PHC Chimpu was inaugurated today by the Deputy Commissioner Capital Itanagar Shweta Nagarkoti Mehta in the presence of DMO ICC Dr Kipa Tuglik and a host of doctors, health care workers and others.
The DC hoped that the centre will cater to the needs of a large number of people and urged the officials of health department to carry out mass awareness regarding vaccination involving ASHA and Anganwadi workers.  She also stressed on door to door vaccination for people who are not willing to come forward while stressing that efforts should be made for proper counselling  to make them Understand the importance  of vaccination. 
The doctors assured that efforts would be made to educate the parents about the importance of vaccination while collaborating with all the stakeholders.
The representatives from JSI informed that the initiative aims to spotlight best practices in service delivery by strengthening the immunization service experience. Initiatives include several quality improvement steps, such as capacity building for staff, strengthening the immunization centre to be more user-friendly, and other person-centered approaches such as counselling and effective communication and outreach in communities.
USAID-supported MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity Project developed the Model Immunization Centre at PHC Chimpu of Itanagar Capital Complex, Arunachal Pradesh.
After inauguration, the DC also inspected the health centre and took stock of its functioning.
Later, the DC inspected Health and Wellness Centre at Ganga and Lobi and UPHC Itafort.
She held a detailed discussion with all the Incharges regarding the facilities available at their respective centres and discussed ways for the improvement of health delivery under Capital Itanagar. She urged all the medical officers and health workers to be diligent and regular in performing their duties. 
She said that even though health services are being delivered in the facilities, data is not properly entered and uploaded into the portal and hence asked them for timely updation of data. She also enquired about the Outreach programs, awareness, door to door vaccination, availability of generic medicines etc.
The incharge raised few grievances to which the DC assured to look into the matter.
During the visit, the DC was accompanied by Dr Giri Tali DSO and Dr Lokam Dominic DVBDCPO.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
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