Hepatitis B vaccine birth dose introduced for infants
LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Khawaja Salman Rafique has said that 82 percent immunization coverage and eradication of tetanus in pregnant women is a record, which has been certified by the international partners including UNICEF and WHO.
While addressing the launching ceremony of hepatitis B vaccine birth dose for infants in Punjab, at a local hotel, here on Monday, Salman said that substantial improvement recorded in Health sector during the last few years in the province while the prevention programme is successfully going ahead.
Secretary Primary & Secondary Health Ali Jan Khan, Special Secretary Specialized Health Dr Sajid Chauhan, Director Punjab Hepatitis Control Programme Dr Zahida Sarwar, representative of UNICEF Dr Mushtaq Rana, medical superintendents of government hospitals, District Officers (prevention), officers of mother & child health and representatives of international development partners attended the meeting.
Salman Rafique further said that all the officers and staff of Health department worked hard as a team for improving routine immunization coverage, polio eradication, introduction of Rota virus, epidemic control and promotion of breast feeding.
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