48 districts get full immunisation status
ROLPA: Full immunisation has been guaranteed in forty-eight districts of the country. This information was shared at a programme organised in district headquarters Libang, on Monday, to declare Rolpa district as achieving this status.
Minister for Social Development of Province 5 government, Sudarshan Baral, declared that Rolpa had joined the league of districts where full immunisation has been guaranteed.
He highlighted the importance of immunisation for improving the health condition of citizens. The provincial government minister said only healthy citizens could contribute meaningfully to country's development.
Rolpa was declared achieving the status of 'full immunisation' as all children below the age of 15 months in the district have been administered 11 various immunisation shots as per the immunisation schedule. With this, Rolpa has achieved 95 per cent immunisation, Chief of District Public Health Office, Dr Sushil Acharya, said on the occasion.
Representative of the Department of Health Services, Basanta Shrestha, said on the occasion that all 77 districts of the country would be declared 'district with full immunisation' within 2018.
Meanwhile, Baglung has also been declared as achieving the status of 'district with full immunisation'. This announcement was made at a programme organised in the district headquarters on Monday.
On the occasion, Minister for Social Development of Gandaki Province, Naradevi Pun Magar, provincial assembly members, people's representatives of local bodies, political party chiefs of the district, among other officials signed on a pledge to make Baglung continue with the status.
Similarly, Lahan Municipality in Siraha district has been declared 'municipality achieving full immunisation' amidst a programme in Lahan on Monday.