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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 224-227

Monitoring of mass measles campaign in AILA-affected areas of West Bengal


1 Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata and Project Director, West Bengal State Immunisation Support Cell, Kolkata, India
2 Project Manager, West Bengal State Immunisation Support Cell, Kolkata, India
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, India
4 Demonstrator, Department of Community Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Pramit Ghosh
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.77267

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A mass measles campaign was organized in AILA-affected areas of West Bengal in July-August 2009. The present cross-sectional study was conducted with the objectives to monitor and assess the cold chain maintenance, safe injection practices, IEC methods adopted, and to observe the conduction of the sessions in the campaign. All the cold chain points at the block level had adequate vaccines and equipments, twice monitoring of temperature which was in optimal range. 82% sessions had team according to microplan, AWW was present and team members were actively mobilizing the children in 83% sessions, puncture proof container was used and vaccines were given in correct sites in more than 95% sessions. The study observed satisfactory conduction of the whole campaign, still the injection safety procedures should be strengthened considering the potential harm to the health care providers.


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