Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Sunday said all children in the DSCC area will be brought under the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) within the next one year.
He made the announcement while inaugurating the EPI in 18 wards of five newly formed DSCC areas alongside the old 55, 56 and 57 wards at the Mayor Hanif Auditorium of Nagar Bhaban, read a press release.
"Within the next one year, we will bring 100 percent of the children under the EPI," he said.
Earlier, Taposh said a project has already been taken up to ensure primary health care in 18 new wards.
"We are also adopting an integrated plan to strengthen primary health care in the old wards. Through these initiatives, we want to ensure the health care of every citizen of this city," he said.
Addressing the councillors, the DSCC mayor said, "Many people may not know where the vaccination is ongoing, so you must go to every citizen's house and encourage them...so that none of our children are left out of the programme."