- More than 600 students were vaccinated in the drive
- Was organised under the directive issued by District Education Officer, Gurugram
More than 600 students were vaccinated for Measles & Rubella in a drive organised by the Blue Bells Model School, Sector-4 today. The drive was organised under the directive issued by District Education Officer, Gurugram for administrating vaccination to school students.
Mr. Gaurav Antil, Joint Commissioner, MCG, Gurugram inaugurated the health drive along with Dr. Saroj Suman Gulati, Director, Blue Bells Group of Schools; Dr. Aradhana (Civil Hospital, Gurgaon) and Dr. Deepshikha Aggarwal( Civil Hospital).
Inaugurating the drive, Mr. Gaurav Antil, Joint Commissioner, MCG, Gurugram, said “children are the future of India and school is a second home for every child. It becomes duty of our school to protect every child against deadly diseases and health hazards. I want to congratulate Blue Bells School for its kind initiative”.
Measles is a contagious disease and spreads through coughing and sneezing of an infected person. Measles makes children vulnerable to life threatening complications such as Pneumonia, Diarrhoea and Brain Infection.
Globally, in 2015, measles killed an estimated 1, 34,200 children - mostly under-5 years. In India, it killed an estimated 49,200 children.
Rubella is a contagious, generally a mild infection, but can have serious consequences if infection occurs in pregnant women, causing fetal death or known as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Children with CRS may develop hearing impairments, eye and heart defects and other lifelong disabilities, including autism, diabetes mellitus and thyroid dysfunction - many of which require costly therapy, surgeries and other expensive care.
Students from class III to X participated in the drive.
“Today’s drive was not a mere campaign; it was a war against the deadly diseases which can make our children weak. With more such initiatives, I am confident that we can win the battle against such diseases. Today’s drive was a great success in itself, for which I want to thank everybody participated in the drive,”said Dr. Saroj Suman Gulati, Director, Blue Bells Group of Schools.
“I want to thank our school for organsing the drive. I also hope that our school will further organise such drive in the coming time ahead,” said Jyoti, student of Blue Bells Model School.