Kerala: Measles outbreak increased in many districts including Malappuram, government's suggestion to parents- Get children vaccinated
There has been a sudden increase in measles cases in Malappuram and its surrounding districts of Kerala. One reason for the increase in this disease is said to be less vaccination. However, in view of the increasing disease, the government appealed to parents on Friday to get their children vaccinated. On the other hand, a team from the World Health Organization has also reached Malappuram to deal with this disease.
The government is taking tough steps
On November 23, the Union Health Ministry asked all states to provide additional doses of measles and rubella vaccines to children aged 9 months to five years in their disease-affected areas. According to media reports, Kerala Health Minister Veena George said that strict measures are being taken to prevent measles. In addition to preventive measures, health officers including the director have been instructed to visit measles-affected areas.
vaccination for every child
Health Minister Veena George said that in view of the disease, an awareness campaign is being run by the Health Department. In the meantime, measures to combat the disease are being implemented. A special campaign will be launched to encourage parents to vaccinate. He said that the government is serious about dealing with this disease. Rubella and measles can be prevented by getting the MR vaccine. He said that a sufficient quantity of MR vaccine and Vitamin A syrup has been made available to the districts.
This is also the reason for the increasing disease
Measles is also increasing due to less vaccination. According to health ministry data, the vaccination rate is still less than 50 percent, while in other states more than 90 percent of children have been vaccinated. This is the reason why measles cases are increasing rapidly in Malappuram. However, the state government is now insisting on faster vaccination.