RAUTAHAT: Gangapipara VDC of Rautahat district has been declared fully immunised. The declaration was made amidst a programme at the VDC on Wednesday.
“As the village has met all necessary criteria mentioned in the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Population, the recognition was granted by following due process,” said District Health Chief Nawal Kishor Jha.
The VDC has bagged the status after ensuring all necessary vaccines are available at Gangapipara Primary Health centre itself. Earlier, the locals of Gangapipara had to reach Gaur-based District Health Office to get vaccination service. Jha further described the declaration as part of a broad campaign to declare the entire district fully immunised by mid-April. On the occasion, UN Vaccination Programme Central Regional Office Hetauda Chief Dr Narendra Jha urged the locals to routinely immunise their kids.