Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Tuesday chaired the 1st meeting of the State Steering Committee for Measles-Rubella (MR) Campaign-2018.
The Measles-Rubella Campaign-2018 will be launched in Jammu and Kashmir from 23rd of September to 20th October, 2018, during which about 37.7 Lakh children between the age group of 9 months and 15 years will be given a single shot of Measles-Rubella vaccine. The campaign aims to rapidly build up population immunity by reaching out to 100% target children with MR vaccine, knocking out the susceptible cohort and, thereby, reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with Measles and Rubella.
All children from 9 months to less than 15 years will be given a single shot of Measles-Rubella vaccine during the campaign, irrespective of their previous Measles/Rubella vaccination or Measles/Rubella disease status. The target children will be vaccinated in schools, health facilities and other outreach sites.
CHAIRS FAC MEETING
The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) headed by Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Tuesday in its 110th meeting, cleared five proposals of urgent developmental and public importance, on specified terms and conditions.
The proposals cleared today include use of forest land for up-gradation of 4-Lane Jammu-Akhnoor section of NH 144 A and the Srinagar- Banihal section, construction of PMGSY roads in Ramnagar and Bandipora Forest Divisions and other critical infrastructure.
While reiterating the directions for ensuring minimum felling of trees and undertaking compensatory afforestation over alternate land in lieu of diversion of forest land, Chief Secretary asked the forest department to prepare a plan for undertaking roadside plantations; funds for which are available with the department.