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INTENSIFIED MISSION INDRADHAUSH 3.0 TO EXPAND IMMUNIZATION COVERAGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY BEGINS ON MONDAY

INTENSIFIED MISSION INDRADHAUSH 3.0 TO EXPAND IMMUNIZATION COVERAGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY BEGINS ON MONDAY

Context

Health Minister Dr.Harsh Vardhan launched the  intensified Mission Indradhaush 3.0 immunization programme

Details

The new programme will begin on 22nd of February for 15 days and another phase from the 22nd of next month.

About Mission Indradhanush

  • It is a health mission of the Government of India. It was launched by Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda on 25 December 2014.
  • It  seeks to drive towards 90% full immunisation coverage of India and sustain the same by year 2020.
  • Vaccination is being provided against eight vaccine-preventable diseases nationally, i.e. Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, severe form of Childhood Tuberculosis and Hepatitis B and meningitis & pneumonia caused by Haemophilus influenza type B; and against Rotavirus Diarrhea and Japanese Encephalitis in selected states and districts respectively.

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