Collector launches PCV at JP Hospital

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Apr 2018 11:09:22


Staff Reporter,

TO RELEASE the kids from the clench of hasardous Pneumonia, Government has gifted free Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PVC). On the occasion of World Health Day Collector Dr Sudam Khade launched the PCV in the district at Government JP Hospital.

On the occasion Collector marked his words saying PCV was an expensive vaccination benefited in private hospitals only. Poor people were unable to bare those expenses but free PCV availability in Government Hospitals will be a boon for same class population. Infants will be benefited with the same intravenous vaccine without paying single buck. He believes that the PCV will definitely reduce the child mortality rate. Meanwhile, Dr Sudhir Jesani, Chief Medical Officer of Bhopal district informed that Pneumonia is a very dangerous disease and this is one of the most common causes of child mortality in India. Vaccine of the hazard is available but single dose costs around Rs 3,800. Same vaccine will be given to the infants totally free. 3 doses of PCV will be given to the child at the age of 6 weeks, 14 weeks and last booster dose will be given at the age of 9 months. The vaccines will immune the child to fight against phenomena, blood infection, meningitis and ear infections also. He informed that pneumonia spreads while coughing and sneezing and mostly affects the children.

Michael Juma, Chief UNICEF, Madhya Pradesh speaking congratulated Government of Madhya Pradesh for introducing the Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the State in all 51 districts simultaneously. PC Vaccine will help in saving 13,500 lives of children in the State. Free of cost by the State Govt will help reduce out of pocket expenses on the parents. Civil Surgeon Dr I C Chug, Superintendent of Government JP Hospital and medical officers were present during launching programme.