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Report of the meeting held in the Dean’s office, MAMC on 5th April

Report of the meeting held in the Dean’s office, MAMC on 5th April

A meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Dean, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi on 5th April, 2016 at Conference Room of Dean’s Office, MAMC to sensitize all stakeholders in switching over from tOPV to bOPV on 25th April.

It was attended by Officers from WHO, doctors from Departments of Pediatrics and Community Medicine, CDMO Central District and other stake holders. Modalities of the strategy were discussed in detail, especially for the Government sector.

Implementation Plan for Private sector was raised by the undersigned. It was informed by the officers from WHO that Drug Control Department has taken up the matter with the stockists to retrieve the left over stock of tOPV and replace it with bOPV by 25th April Morning. However, it was emphasized by the undersigned that such an order is to be communicated to the IMA so that it could be disseminated to its members to avoid confusion.

Some of the members informed the chair that proper communication is not being sent to all concerned through the Government channel and whatever information and the publicity received was through the regular SMSs sent by IMA.

Meeting ended with vote of thanks to the chair.

Dr NV Kamat

Principal Advisor, IMA HQ

Formerly, Director Health Services, Govt of Delhi