Seraikela: Measles Rubella vaccination campaign was launched at a function held at Seraikela Sadar Hospital on Thursday. It was inaugurated by the Seraikela Nagar Panchayat president Meenakshi Patnayak.
Addressing the gathering, Meenakshi said Rubella is an incurable disease and that it can only be prevented through vaccination. She stressed the need for spreading greater mass awareness on the disease and the vaccination drive launched by the government. She said women should be especially made aware.
She said sevikas and sahiyas should visit households and enlighten women on the importance of MR vaccination.
District Civil Surgeon Dr Priya Ranjan said the MR vaccination drive was started by the Central government. The government has set a target of eradicating Measles and Rubella by 2020, he added.