Government has launched its flagship scheme ‘Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0’ to focus on full immunization coverage of 272 districts spread over 27 states and 652 blocks of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar among hard-to-reach and tribal populations. The Mission Indradhanush 2.0 will be carried out between December 2019 and March 2020.
Mission Indradhanush 2.0
Objective: To prevent 8 diseases under mission as well as to escalate efforts to achieve goal of attaining 90% national immunization coverage across India.
Salient features of IMI 2.0:
The Intensified Mission Indradhanush immunization drive/ activity will consist of 4 rounds of immunization over 7 working days, excluding Sundays, RI days and holidays.
It will cover vaccines for measles, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, Hepatitis B, tuberculosis (Tb), meningitis and poliomyelitis. In selected areas, vaccines for Japanese encephalitis (JE) and Hemophilus influenza will also be provided. IMI would also ensure that the children under 2 years of age and pregnant women are immunized against 8 vaccine-preventable diseases.
It would include an enhanced immunization session with flexible timing, mobile session and mobilization by other departments. Enhanced focus will also be on left outs, dropouts, and resistant families & hard to reach areas. Also focusing on urban, underserved population and tribal areas.
Source: GK today