After pulse polio, yet another immunization campaign is in place in Guwahati. It’s the Pentavalent vaccine campaign that hits the city on Wednesday. It contains five antigens being introduced under the routine immunization in the Kamrup Metros.
Kamrup metro health officials told Assam Times that the vaccine contains diptheria, pertussis, tetanus, Hepatitis B and Haemophilus Influenza type B.
The said that it will reduce the number injections required for vaccinating children at 6, l0 and 14 weeks of age.
Three doses of Pentavalent vaccine are included in Universal Immunization Programme. The first dose will be given only after a child is 6 weeks old, second and third dose will be given at 10 and 14 weeks of age respectively.
The Pentavalent vaccines are available at all government hospitals, sub-centres and immunization sites in the district from Wednesday after the vaccine was formally launched at a function at Dhirenpara Mother & Child Welfare Hospital in the morning.
Its high time for the Supreme Court to simplify the process to update the NRC to ensure that the genuine citizines can smoothly participate in the process. This was more or less of what experts said at a meeting in Guwahati on Wednesday.
Speakers at a meeting organized at the Institute of Social Change and Regional Development (ISCARD) in the city said that the Dispur’s process would disappoint the entire purpose of the exercise if the common people are allowed to face so harassment. The mneeting suggested that the names of all residents of the pre-1971 villages, towns should be included without any documents.
The Army pulls up its sleeves to intensify its crackdown against NDFB-S militants after they killed over 70 people in the recent carnage in Kokrajhar and Sinitput districts on Tuesday.
Steps are on to kick start the offensive inside Bhutan and Myanmar to hunt them. The decision was finalized when Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag met home minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi in the morning.
Later talking to reporters, the army chief said that they met to review Assam’s law and order situation and that operation would be launched in a big way.