Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus. It is the most common organism that causes diarrhea amongst children which may lead to hospitalization and death.
It accounts for 40% of hospitalizations due to diarrhea amongst children in India. It is responsible for nearly 32.7 lakh outpatient visits, 8.72 lakh hospitalization and 78000 death annually in India of which 59,000 occur in the first two years of life. There is no specific treatment for Rotavirus diarrhea. It can be prevented by vaccination.
Indian Medical Association, Nagpur Branch in collaboration with Nagpur Municipal Corporation organized recently a full day Workshop on â€œRotavirus Vaccine Introductionâ€ at IMAâ€™s Annex Building, North Ambazari Road, Nagpur.
In this workshop detailed information about Rotavirus infection and vaccination was given. A book titled â€œIntroduction of Rotavirus Vaccine in the Universal Immunization Programme â€“ Frequently Asked Questionsâ€ for medical officer was launched at the hands of Chief Guest Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal.
Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal, DDHS, Nagpur was the Chief Guest for this workshop. He extended his full support for this cause. Dr. Tumane welcomed the gathering and he highlighted on objectives of workshop.Â Dr. Sajid spoke on surveillance and impact of Rotavirus Diarrhea.
Dr. Kalamkar briefly gave an overview about Rotavirus vaccine, whereas, Dr. Prakash Deo spoke about doses schedule and mode of administration of RVV. Dr. Beig told about cold chain maintenance and vaccine logistic management of RVV. Dr. Sarita Kamdar, Health Officer, NMC took untiring effortsÂ for the workshop and proposed formal vote of thanks.
Dr. Archana Kothari, Dr. Prakash Deo, Dr. Rafat Khan, Dr. Manjusha Giri, Dr. Girish Charde were prominently present in this workshop. Dr. Joshi and Dr. Navkhare worked hard for the success of this program.
All medical officers of NMC, Primary Health Centers, Government Medical College, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Daga Hospital and ECHS Hospital attended the workshop.