JE Vaccination In Malkangiri From December 5

**Malkangiri: ** The JE vaccination programme will finally start from December 5 in Malkangiri which will continue for two weeks, according to district collector K Sudarshan Chakraborty.

In the second meeting with the District Task Force, chaired by the district collector on Thursday, there was a detailed discussion regarding the vaccination of JE disease. The vaccination programme would encompass a total of 2,18,027 children within the age of 1-15 across the district. It will be executed from 8 am to 3 pm every day for fifteen working days except Wednesdays, the collector informed.

The district authorities have geared themselves up for the occasion. There has been training programmes for the vaccinators and the nodal officers who will monitor the programme.
The government authorities had earlier conducted a door to door survey in November before the mass inoculation programme.

It should be noted that a central level child expert has opined that besides JE many deaths of kids have also occurred due to consumption of Bana Chakunda seeds.

More than hundred kids have so far succumbed to this deadly disease in the entire state which had generated much discontentment across the State.