AGARTALA: The Tripura Health Department on Saturday launched a state-level vaccination training programme to tackle the Japanese Encephalitis which has recorded 28 people affected in the last two years across the state.
Out of the total eight districts, three districts – West, Sepahijala and Khowai were found to be most affected. A total of 14 patients diagnosed with the disease each in 2013 and 2014, a health official confirmed today.
The first day of the programme was conducted at Pragna Bhawan in Agartala today. The department has taken the initiative as per the instruction of the central government.
After the state-level campaign, the concerned department would take up the campaigns to district level and followed by block level and Primary Health center level.
Asked about the issue, a health officer said that the anti- Japanese Encephalitis campaign would continue for three weeks. “The campaign would be conducted five days a week in the three districts. We have targeted 33 percent of the total population belonging to 1-15 years old under vaccination. The vaccination would be given at Anganwadi centre and government schools,” the officer said.