Digitised EPI centre launched in Rangpur city

15 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RANGPUR: Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) has launched a digitised permanent centre for expanded programme on immunization (EPI) aiming at turning the city into Model of Urban Immunisation, reports BSS.

Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa formally inaugurated the EPI centre by cutting ribbon at a function held at City Bhaban auditorium here on Thursday afternoon as the chief guest, RpCC and health officials said on Friday.

The Institute of Public Health and Nutrition, Directorate of Health under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with assistance of the Micronutrient Initiative, UNICEF and World Health Organisation extended assistance in establishing the EPI centre.

The new EPI centre will maintain modern digitised data base of pregnant mothers, newborn babies, mothers and children of the city with dates of immunization and send SMS before the immunization dates to the beneficiaries to come there for immunization.