press briefing on the introduction of Rotavirus vaccine in Jharkhand at 3.30 pm, 3 April 2018 in Suchana Bhawan (IPRD), Ranchi.
In 2016, Government of India introduced the Rotavirus vaccine in the Universal Immunization programme (UIP) in a phased manner to protect children against diarrhoea caused by Rotavirus. So far, Rotavirus vaccine has been successfully introduced in nine states of the country namely Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Asam, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Tripura. Jharkhand will be the 10th state to introduce the Rotavirus vaccine in the UIP on 7 April 2018.
The programme will be attended by Ms. Nidhi Khare, Principal Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, GoJ; Dr Madhulika Jonathan, Chief of UNICEF Jharkhand; Dr Sumant Mishra, Director in Chief, Department of Health & Family Welfare, GoJ; Dr. Ajit Prasad, Department of Health & Family Welfare, GoJ; among others.
A workshop bag with the info kit and a detailed press brief will be made available to all participating journalists.