Rotavirus vaccination will be included in general vaccination by the health department to stop diarrhea and deaths among children. The Zilla Parishad recently held a workshop on this subject. ZP CEO Ankush Kedar, DHO Dr Deepak Selokar, civil surgeon Dr Devendra Paturkar, medical officer Dr Sajid Surveillance, Dr Shriram Gogulwar, Dr Asim Inamdar and others were present at the workshop organised in Dr Abasaheb Khedkar hall of ZP.
DHO Dr Selokar said that, rotavirus is the major cause of diarrhea among children. At the onset, rotavirus symptoms are mild diarrhea which can become serious.
If proper treatment is not received the child becomes severely dehydrated and can die. Hence this oral vaccination should be given after 1.5, 2.5 and 3.5 months. This vaccine is safe.
After vaccination, mild and temporary symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, cough, cold and irritation are seen. Diarrhea can take a serious turn among malnourished children, if they do not get treated in time.
Hence, children should be vaccinated for rotavirus, stated Dr Shriram Gogulwar. A book on rotavirus was released on the occasion by CEO Ankush Kedar.
Medical superintendents, doctors, tehsil health officers, district officials and others were present. The programme was anchored by district extension officer Surekha Chaube, who also proposed a vote of thanks.