RCC to observe TD vaccination fortnight this month

Published : 16 May 2022 08:33 PM

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has sought cooperation of all quarters to make its Tetanus and Diphtheria (TD) Vaccination fortnight successful.

Under the fortnight scheduled to be observed within this month, all the babies aged between zero to eighteen months and women aged between 15 to 49 years will be brought under the vaccination programme.

These were revealed at an advocacy meeting held at the City Bhaban Conference Hall in Rajshahi city on Monday.

The main theme of the fortnight this year is "Long life for All’.  With RCC Chief Health Officer Dr AFM Anjuman Ara Begum in the chair, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Surveillance Medical Officer of World Health Organization Dr Nurul Islam and Divisional Coordinator Dr Kamruzzaman. 

Deputy Director of the Department of Family Planning Dr Kustoray Amina Qaueen, RCC Food and Sanitation Officer Sheikh Ariful Haque and Health Officer Dr Tariqul Islam also spoke.

Dr Anjuman Ara Begum told the meeting that there is no alternative to continue the regular vaccination to make sure the future generation sound and healthy together with reducing the neonatal mortality. 

She called for bringing all the targeted babies, girls and women under the vaccination campaign and urged all the authorities and organizations concerned to attain the goal.