Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 Launched
Mission Indradhanush is a health mission scheme launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India on 25 December 2014 to achieve full immunization coverage at a rapid pace for all children and pregnant women in the country.
From December 2014 to August 2017 Indradhanush was covered in four phases with above 2.53 crore children and around 68 lakh pregnant women were been vaccinated.
On 8th October 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI), with the aim to drive towards 90% immunization coverage in the country by December 2018 and to sustain the same by the year 2020.
On 2nd December 2019, the Government of India launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush(IMI) 2.0 as a national vaccination drive to prevent eight diseases-whooping cough, tetanus, tuberculosis, measles, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, meningitis, and Diptheria. IMI 2.0 will aim to achieve the target of full immunization coverage in 272 districts in 27 states of the country. The scheme will be carried out from December 2019 to March 2020.
Topics: diptheria • Hepatitis B • Immunization • Intensified Mission Indradhanush • Measles • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare • Mission Indradhanush • Narendra Modi • national vaccination drive • Poliomyelitis • Prime minister • Tetanus • Tuberculosis