The Ministry of National Health Services has agreed to include the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the cervical cancer immunisation programme.
National Immunisation Program’s Efficiency
The health ministry resolved to take immediate action to improve the national immunisation program’s efficiency.
Dr. Nadeem Jan, the Caretaker Minister for Health, directed the decision to take three significant initiatives in this regard.
To prevent cervical cancer, it was decided to introduce the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine into the immunisation programme.
To incorporate the HPV vaccination into the immunisation programme, an integrated strategy has been devised. Dr. Nadeem Jan stated that in the first phase.
400 health centres in high-risk locations will be converted to solar energy. Other centres will eventually switch to solar energy.
He stated that the National Electronic Immunisation Registry is being launched, which will aid in the program’s performance.
Each child’s immunisation data will be recorded in the system under the National Electronic Registry. He stated that parents will be notified of their child’s vaccination date.
He also mentioned that parents can find out which vaccines their children should have. The institution can also track the attendance and performance of its vaccinator using this technology. Dr. Nadeem Jan stated that practical actions are being made to ensure that the immunisation programme has 100% coverage.
He stated that the immunisation programme is quickly approaching universal health coverage. According to the minister, all necessary actions are being done to provide universal health coverage.
The initiative’s goal is to ensure that no kid or girl is denied vaccination across the country, according to Nadeem Jan.
As soon as he took over as minister, he met with the head of the Federal Directorate of Immunisation (FDI) three times.
“Important tasks were assigned for the improvement of the immunisation programme,” stated Dr. Nadeem Jan. I will continue to watch the FDI targets.”
He stated that the Ministry of Health is taking significant steps to achieve joint coverage with the province governments. Special focus is being paid to protecting youngsters across the country against 12 diseases, he noted.
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