HPV PROGRAM STARTS IN WEST SIKKIM.

Gyalshing, 30 July, 2018 (IPR) : The District Collector, West, Dr. A. B Karki launched the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)Vaccination today here at the auditorium hall of Girls Sr. Sec. School, Kyongsha for the prevention of cervical cancer.
Dr. Karki stated that the program was started with the motto of making West Sikkim Cervical cancer free district and said that the state government and the Health Department are commited towards the prevention of cervical cancer. He also mentioned that the state government has started this noble cause at the state’s cost and the vaccine will protect girl children and make our district cervical cancer free.
Further, Marathon Man of Sikkim , Mr. Amar Subba expressed his gratitude towards the organising committee and congratulated them for the noble initiative . He urged the gathering to lead an healthy and positive life everyday.
The programme was also attended by Addl. Director HRDD, CDPO(ICDS), Sr. Welfare Officer, DRCHO HEALTH, Principal(GSSS, Kyongsha), AEO(HRDD),Other health officials, school faculties , ASHA and the guardians of the students.
A total of 903 girl child were vaccinated today at the program.