In a first for a Punjab city, city administration has launched a programme to disseminate information to beneficiaries before the due date of immunisation to newborns in order to ensure 100 per cent vaccination among infants.
Under the programme, an SMS alert and audio clip will be sent to the parents/guardians day before the due date of immunisation, Deputy Commissioner Ravi Bhagat said.
He said Amritsar has become the first district in the state to send prior information direct to beneficiaries so they could not forget the date of vaccination to their wards.
The alert has been made especially in Punjabi language and it will also provide information regarding the nearest primary health centers for the facilitation of beneficiaries, Bhagat said.
He added that ‘i-Sehat’ has been developed to ensure timely and complete immunisation of the child to provide total protection against diseases.