Forty eight districts get 'districts with full immunisation' status
Rolpa, July 10: Forty eight districts in the country have been declared as the districts where full immunisation is guaranteed.
This information was shared at a programme organised in district headquarters, Libang, on Monday, to declare the Rolpa district as achieving this status.
Minister for Social Development of the Province-5 government, Sudarshan Baral, declared that Rolpa has joined the league of the districts where full immunisation has been guaranteed.
He highlighted the importance of immunisation for improving the health condition of the citizens. The provincial government minister said only healthy citizens could contribute meaningfully to the country's development.
Rolpa district was declared achieving the status of 'full immunisation' as all children below the age of 15 months in the district have been administered 11 various immunisation shots as per the immunisation schedule. With this, Rolpa has achieved 95 per cent immunisation, chief of the District Public Health Office, Dr Sushil Acharya, said on the occasion.
Representative of the Department of Health Services, Basanta Shrestha said on the occasion that all 77 districts of the country would be declared 'districts with full immunisation' within 2018.
Meanwhile, Baglung district has also been declared as achieving the status of 'district with full immunisation'. This announcement was made at a programme organised in the district headquarters on Monday.
On the occasion, Minister for Social Development of the Gandaki provincial government, Naradevi Pun Magar, provincial assembly members, people's representatives of local bodies, political party chiefs on the district among other officials signed on a pledge to continue Baglung as a district with this status.
Similarly, the Lahan Municipality in Siraha district has been declared 'municipality achieving full immunisation' amidst a programme in Lahan on Monday.