Lucknow: With the inspiration of State Governor Anandiben Patel, the third camp for vaccination of adolescent girls was organized at Raj Bhavan for the prevention of cervical cancer. Principal Secretary to Governor Kalpana Awasthi inaugurated the camp for the last dose of vaccination to the girl child.
On this occasion, the Principal Secretary said that the Governor of the State is working dedicatedly for the campaign to save women from breast and cervical cancer. Being sensitive to the statistics of cervical cancer in women, the Governor is constantly giving inspiration to spread awareness about getting the girls vaccinated for its prevention.
He said that with the inspiration of the Governor, on 07th and 25th March, 2022, in conjunction with the officers and employees working in Raj Bhavan and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, school girls of 9 to 18 years were given HPV.
The first dose of the vaccine was administered free of cost, in order of which today the second dose of the vaccine is being given to those girls free of cost. Principal Secretary Kalpana Awasthi inspected all the arrangements of the camp and also directed to provide juice and tea after vaccination to all the girls who came for vaccination.
RML came to the camp. Director of the institute, Prof. Sonia Nityanand informed that in today’s camp, the girls were given their blood samples along with vaccination. With this, the anemia label of the girl child will be checked. Free medicines will be provided to the girls who are found to be anemic in this test from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences.
With the inspiration of the Governor, HPV has been started for the prevention of cervical cancer across the state. Along with various awareness programs for vaccination, the work of setting up vaccination camps is going on since last year. To increase awareness among people about this disease by the Governor, to get more and more women screened, HPV. Civil society organisations, women’s groups and community public representatives have been motivated to explain the importance of vaccination.
Dr. Geeta Chaudhary, a female doctor working in Raj Bhavan informed that 200 girls were vaccinated in today’s camp. On this occasion, Dr. Anil Nirvana, Dr. Geeta Choudhary, Dr. Veenam Yadav, Dr. Maniram and R.M.L. Paramedical staff including Dr. Neetu Singh, Dr. Anil, Dr. Mona and Dr. Vandana from the institute successfully completed the camp.