Door to door survey for the proposed vaccination drive against the lethal Japanese Encephalitis (JE) started in Malkangiri district on Sunday, while another child died in Malkangiri district headquarter hospital taking the toll to 114.
To identify the fight against JE and the continuing deaths of children, a three day door to door survey for vaccination against JE was started in Malkangiri district on Sunday. According to sources, around 890 teams are engaged in this grass root-level survey. This survey will identify all children in the district between the ages of one and 15 years. These identified children would be vaccinated against JE in December. Vaccination against JE is expected to start in the district from first week of December. Health workers have been trained for the vaccination process against JE. This awareness drive will also be taken up through intensive house to house interpersonal communication with the help of frontline health workers, anganwadi workers, ASHA volunteers, teachers and panchayat body members.