Mysuru, August 29:- Rotavirus vaccine campaign has been introduced in Karnataka. Krishnaraja Constituency BJP MLA SA Ramadass launched the campaign in the city by administering drops of rotavirus vaccine (RVV) to children at Jockey Quarters on Chamundi Hill Road in the city on Thursday.
The campaign is being held in association with National Health Scheme, District Health and Family Welfare Department.
“The rotavirus vaccine campaign was observed in 18 states of India, but not in Karnataka. Now Karnataka has become the 19th state to introduce it. 78,000 children died due to diarrhea in the past one year. Rotavirus vaccine helps the children to fight against severe diarrhea,” he said.
“A state can be called healthy if infant and mother mortality stops. We are introducing schemes to avoid such incidents. We have extended our helping hands to fulfill the dream of the Prime Minister. I had been to Delhi on my personal work. My dream of intervention of Indian system on virus for HIV positive children is becoming a reality. Among 5 of the 20 children I am looking after, HIV virus has reduced from 1 lakh to less than 4. It has to be brought down to 0. I had submitted a report on it to AYUSH department in New Delhi,” he said.
Mayor Pushpalatha Jagannath, corporator Chayadevi, DHO Dr R Venkatesh, Dr Ramachandra, Prasanna and others were present.
District Health Department is planning to provide the rotavirus vaccine to 36,498 children in the district. The vaccine will help reduce rotavirus infection among children. (HN, NGB)