Vaccination campaign paints rosy picture of health care in Rakhine State
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar
With nationwide vaccination against encephalitis on 15 November, children under 15 in Maungtaw Township also received the vaccination.
Myanmar’s 14 million of children including 1 million children in 17 townships in Rakhine State are vaccinated on 15 November.
“We are ready today to give vaccination to nearly 350,000 children in two townships today. The population of children is expected to decrease because of those who fled to the neighbouring country. Vaccines and nurses and doctors are ready to launch the campaign,” said Rakhine State Minister for Social Affairs Dr Chan Thar.
Rakhine State has suffered from mosquito-borne diseases as the state rich in rivers and forests.
The successive authorities had tried many years to conduct such kind of huge vaccination campaign in the state.
The state’s dream do come true today due to the efforts of the authorities and Union Minister for Health. Reporters who visited the villages of Daing Net recently with authorities for media cover-age said nurses and vaccines had arrived at the village of Thinbawhla to give vaccinations to the children there.
There are 170 households with a population of more than 700 in the village of Daing Net ethnic people.
The campaign would paint a rosy picture for healthy children in Rakhine State.