Kaski declared fully immunised

Pokhara, July 11

With Pokhara Metropolitan City earning the status of the fully immunised metropolis, Kaski was declared a fully vaccinated district today.

After running immunisation programme successfully in wards 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 and 32 of Pokhara metropolis, Kaski was declared a fully-immunised district amidst a special programme organised in Pokhara today. Other local levels of the district had already been declared fully immunised. Vaccination officer at District Public Health Office, Kaski, Ek Narayan Lamsal said that 8,698 children below 15 months were vaccinated in the district. “Children up to the age of 15 months have been administered 11 types of vaccines,” Lamsal said.

At the programme, Gandaki Province Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung said his government was ready to collaborate with central and local governments. He added that the province government was ready to do anything to improve the health of people in the province.

With the declaration of Kaski as a fully immunised district, Syangja is the only district left to be declared fully vaccinated in the province.

Province 4 Minister for Social Development Nardevi Pun Magar said they would soon make Syangja a fully-immunised district in order to earn the status of the fully-vaccinated province.

Member of the House of the Representatives and former health minister Khagraj Adhikari said earning the status of the fully immunised district had added a new challenge.

Pokhara Metropolitan City Mayor Man Bahadur GC accused the central and provincial governments of not giving any facility for immunisation. He said support from all political parties and health volunteers had made it possible to make the metropolis fully immunised.

Kaski’s then Chapakot VDC was declared fully immunised for the first time three years ago. Likewise, then Pokhara Sub-metropolitan City was declared fully vaccinated three years ago.