22 November, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
News: Health Minister reviews state preparedness for IMI 2.0
Prelims and mains focus: Key features and significance of the programme.
About Mission Indradhanush
Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI):
To further intensify the immunization programme, the government launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) on October 8, 2017.
To ensure that not a single child in the country misses out on vaccination, the government has launched the ‘Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0‘ with a special focus on improving coverage in areas with “low” immunisation.
The current national full immunisation coverage rate stands at 87 per cent. According to government data, 260 lakh children are born every year and an estimated 31 lakh out of them would not receive complete rounds of vaccination in the first year of their life due to various reasons.
Source: The Hindu
20 February, 2021
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Every year the Universal Immunization Programme caters to the vaccination needs against 12 Vaccine Preventable Diseases.
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