Panaji:::Date: July 26, 2019….Minister for Health Shri Vishwajit  Rane launched the Rotavirus Vaccine by administering the same to the child at Hotel Fidalgo in the city yesterday.

Under this Immunization Programme 2.5 ml of the vaccine is administered orally with an oral syringe (applicator) to the child in each dose.  Three doses of Rotavirus Vaccine, one dose each at six weeks, ten weeks and fourteen weeks of age, along with the other scheduled vaccines.

 Rotavirus infects the bowels, causing a severe inflammation of the stomach and bowels.  Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among infants and children throughout the world and causes the death of about 5, 00,000 children worldwide annually.

Speaking on the occasion Shri Rane said, resources that are available and experience will be utilized to create best health care facilities and to strengthen and protect health of every child from Goa.

Shri Rane appealed to the doctor fraternity to be open to new ideas so that we can achieve something for the society. He said that he is on special mission and have kept time line for what remained to be achieved and within that time line we have to achieve in the area of health sector, he added.

Speaking further Shri Rane said that the Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant is taking forward the legacy of late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to strengthen the immunization programme.

Shri Sajid Ishtiaque, State Technical Manager RVVI, Goa also spoke on the occasion.

SMO, WHO-NPSP Dr. Hemant kharnare, CMO, State Family Welfare Bueau Dr .Vandana Dhume, and HOD Pediatric-GMC  Dr. Mimi Silveira were also present on the occasion.

 Dr. Jose D’sa, Director of Health services welcomed.

Dr. Seffy Dias Sapeco Campared

Dr. Dorren Noronha, SEPIO, DHS, Proposed the vote of thanks.


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