Universal Immunization Programme
Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) Mission to provide high quality immunization services to all communities in order to prevent mortality, morbidity and disability from diseases that are preventable through the optimum use of vaccines currently available and vaccines that become available from time to time
India's Universal Immunization Programme (U.I.P.) is one of the largest in the world in terms of quantities of vaccine used, the number of beneficiaries, the number of Immunization session organized, the geographical spread and diversity of areas covered. The national policy of Immunization of all children during the first year of life with DPT, OPV, BCG to complete the series of primary vaccination before reaching the age of one year was adopted in 1978 with the lunching of EPI to increase the Immunization coverage in infancy to 80%. Universal Immunization programme UIP was lunched in 1985 in a phased manner. The measles vaccine was added in 1985 and in 1990 Vit A supplementation was added to the program.
NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE FOR INFANTS, CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN
Newer Vaccines in UIP In CHANDIGARH .
1. Introduction of IPV: - IPV is the inactivated poliovirus vaccine and contains all three types of killed polioviruses. It is therefore very important that the selected cohort of children between 14 weeks to 1 year get one dose of IPV with the third dose of OPV during routine immunization sessions.
A State Level workshop for the introduction of IPV for U.T Chandigarh was held on 21st August 2015 at Hotel Taj, Sector-17 under the chairpersonship of the Worthy Health-cum-Home Secretary, U.T Chandigarh
2. Launch of Pentavalent Vaccine in U.T Chandigarh:-
Liquid Pentavalent Vaccine is a Vaccine Having 5 Antigen (DPT+Hep B+Hib) in a single Formulation. It is a multidose Vial (10 Doses) that replaced previously existing vaccines at age of 6th, 10th& 14thweeks of children.ThisPentavalent vaccine was launched on 17th July 2015 by the worthy Advisor to Administrator & Health-cum- Home Secretary, U.T Chandigarh
Pulse Polio Campaign
Inauguration of the February NID round was done by worthy Health-cum-Home Secretary, Mr. Anurag Aggarwal, IAS.
ADVERSE EVENTS FOLLOWING IMMUNIZATION (AEFI)
ADVERSE EVENTS FOLLOWING IMMUNIZATION (AEFI) is a medical incident that takes place after an immunization, causes concern and is believed to be caused by immunization. An AEFI may occur because of Programmatic errors or sensitivity to vaccine or it may occur coincidentally.
A District level AEFI Committee has been constituted to oversee the AEFIs management, evaluation and its proper reporting in Case Reporting Format (CRF), Preliminary Information Report (PIR) and Final Investigation Report (FIR) so that Govt. of India may be informed accordingly.
REPORTING OF ACUTE FLACCID PARALYSIS & MEASLES SURVEILLANCE
National Polio Surveillance Project has been started with technical collaboration and assistance from WHO. In addition to a National Polio Surveillance Unit in Delhi, there are surveillance medical officers in the States to activate surveillance to detect all cases of paralysis, acute in origin and flaccid in type in all children below the age of 15. As a result, the reporting and investigation of AFP is picking up and each case of AFP is investigated in the nine National Polio Laboratories to find out the cause and to know the actual occurrence of Poliomyelitis in the country.
To strengthen AFP reporting in Chandigarh, following 15 reporting centres have been notified:
1. Deptt.of Pediatrics, PGI-12,
2. Deptt.of Pediatrics, GMCH-32
3. Deptt.of Pediatrics, GMSH-16
4. Police Hospital-26
5. Community Health Centre 22
6. Community Health Centre Manimajra
7. Civil Dispensary 20
8. Civil Dispensary Dadumajra
9. ESI Dispensary-29
10. ESI Model Hospital Ram Darbar
11. Civil Dispensary Ram Darbar
12. Rural Health Training Centre Palsora
13. Urban Health Training Centre Indira Colony
14. Civil Dispensary Mauli Jagran
15. CH, 45
As per directions of GOI, in order to improve the vaccination coverage, Government of India is launching phase-II of Mission Indradhanush in 297 Medium focus districts across the country on 7th October 2015.This was followed by weeklong intensified Immunization drives for three consecutive months, starting from 7th November & 7th December 2015, 7th January 2016 & Chandigarh was listed as a district for the Implementation of Mission Indradhanush in Phase-II.
The Mission Indradhanush includes the dropout & Left out children and the Pregnant women.
CONTACT DETAIL OF PROGRAMME OFFICER
Dr Sangeeta Ajay
District Immunization Officer, Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh
Address: Office of Mission Director,Civil Hospital, Sector-22, Chandigarh
Telephone: 0172-2701524, 0172-2702924(Office)
E-Mail Address: diochd[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in