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Role Of Media In Spreading Awareness On Diseases Stressed DFP Workshop On Mission Indra Dhanush, Tb And Leprosy Inaugurated

Hyderabad,  Media should be effectively used in spreading awareness among people on spread of diseases, E. Mariappan, Additional Director General (ADG) Press Information Bureau, said here today. Inaugurating a regional work shop on ‘Intensified Mission Indradhanush, TB and Leprosy’ organized by the Department of Field Publicity (DFP), under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Mariappan said that due to the wide publicity given to Mission Indradhanush Program in Telangana, the program has succeeded and the mortality rate among children has come down.
Dr. Anuradha Medoju, Regional Director Health & Family Welfare, Government of India said that in Telangana, Mission Indradhanush Programme has been implemented in four phases the MR (Measles & Rubella) vaccine has been administered to 99.2% children in Telangana.  As Japanese Encephalitis cases have been identified in Telangana, a vaccine to prevent this desease also is being administered to children, she said.  Dr. Anuradha said that the Central Government was allocating huge funds to promote hospital deliveries.
Telangana State Health and Family Welfare Joint Director, Sudhira, Leprosy Eradication, Joint Director,  John Babu also spoke.
DFP Joint Director M. Devendra and other I & B Ministry officials and Telangana health and Family Welfare Department officials participated in the programme.

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