Mission Indradhanush: Mission Indradhanush aims to increase full immunization coverage in India to atleast 90% children by December 2018

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New Delhi, 10.08.18: Mission Indradhanush aims to increase full immunization coverage in India to atleast 90% children by December 2018. The salient feature of Mission Indradhanush is to cover unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children in areas with low immunization coverage, in both urban and rural areas. The State/UT – wise details of children and women vaccinated including Uttar Pradesh under Mission Indradhanush is given at Annexure-1.

No separate funds are allocated for Mission Indradhanush. Funds allocated for Routine Immunization under part ‘C’ of Programme Implementation Plan (PIP) are being utilized by the states to carryout activities under Mission Indradhanush.

No Mission Indradhanush does not targets to reduce post natal death rate but targets to reduce diseases and death due to vaccine preventable diseases.

The State/UT – wise number of children and women vaccinated during the year 2017-18 is given at Annexure-2.

Routine Immunization which is implemented across country has been further strengthened through Mission Indradhanush. Mission Indradhanush has been implemented in low coverage pockets and has been expanded during (i) Intensified Mission Indradhanush (ii) Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and (iii) Expanded Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan.

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