SRINAGAR, JUNE 16: Special vaccination drive for intending Hajj pilgrims of district Srinagar was held today at Hajj House Bemina, where the Hajj pilgrims were vaccinated as precautionary measure to protect them from any contagious disease during the Pilgrimage-2015.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Health Services, Kashmir, Dr. Sameer Mattoo said that this vaccination drive is carried in compliance with the guidelines of World Health Organisation (WHO). The vaccination is being administered free of cost, moreover, vaccination drive is being carried on at all district headquarters of the State. The vaccination programmes includes polio, seasonal influenza and meningococcuss vaccines.
Chief Executive Officer, State Hajj Committee, Mr. Fayaz Ahmad Lone said that as many as 6650 pilgrims of State will perform Hajj this year while as first batch of pilgrims will leave from Srinagar to Madina Sharief on August 16, 2015.
Chief Medical Officer Srinagar, Assistant Director Health Services Kashmir, Doctors and other concerned officers were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, according to Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, all the selected Hajj pilgrims are being vaccinated tomorrow on June 17, 2015 at their respective Tehsils. In this connection, the pilgrims of Bandipora Tehsil would be vaccinated at District Hospital Bandipora, Pilgrims of Sonawari at Community Health Centre Hajin while as pilgrims of Gurez are being vaccinated at Sub District Hospital Dawar. All the pilgrims have been asked to be present at the respective venues at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
2015 Kashmir Despatch