Kathmandu declared fully immunised
Kathmandu district was declared fully immunised under the country’s National Immunisation Programme amidst a programme organised in the capital today.
The declaration came after children aged 13 to 24 months received all necessary vaccines within a year.
Ten municipalities in Kathmandu — Kirtipur, Dakshinkali, Budhanilkantha, Gokarneshwor, Chandragiri, Nagarjun, Tarkeshwor, Sankharapur, Tokha, Kageshwori Manohara and Kathmandu metropolis were fully immunised.
“In a research conducted among 44,000 children in the district, all the children were found to have been immunised. We have inspected all the households in the district to reaffirm that the children were immunised. None of the children were missed. No child will be missed in future immunisation programmes too,” said Mahendra Shrestha, chief of District Public Health Programme.
District Public Health Committee and District Immunisation Co-ordination Committee also committed of making the district fully immunised in future too.
Kirtipur was the first municipality to be declared a fully immunised municipality in Kathmandu district in June 2016. Kathmandu Metropolis was declared fully immunised on 7 January 2018.
Immunisation is one of the government’s high-priority programmes. It has helped reduce infant and child mortality as well as morbidity associated with diseases preventable through vaccines.