Harsh Vardhan. File photo: PTI
“No child should have to suffer or die due to vaccine preventable diseases and we have intensified our campaign to ensure that all children are covered,” said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday, inaugurating a special campaign on Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI 2.0).
The campaign aims to immunise, children under the age of two and pregnant women, against vaccine-preventable diseases.
The Minister said, “We are required to achieve 90% immunisation coverage target and with this Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0, India has the opportunity to achieve further reductions in deaths among children under five and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of ending preventable child deaths by 2030.”
The salient features of the IMI 2.0 include immunisation activity will be in four rounds over seven working days excluding the RI days, Sundays and holidays, enhanced immunisation session with flexible timing, mobile session and mobilisation by other departments and focus on leftouts, dropouts and resistant families and hard to reach areas.
“Focus will also be on urban, under-served population and tribal areas, inter-ministerial and inter-departmental coordination,’’ said the Minister.
You have reached your limit for free articles this month.
Register to The Hindu for free and get unlimited access for 30 days.
Already have an account ? Sign in
Sign up for a 30-day free trial. Sign Up
Find mobile-friendly version of articles from the day's newspaper in one easy-to-read list.
Enjoy reading as many articles as you wish without any limitations.
A select list of articles that match your interests and tastes.
Move smoothly between articles as our pages load instantly.
A one-stop-shop for seeing the latest updates, and managing your preferences.
We brief you on the latest and most important developments, three times a day.
*Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper ,crossword, iPhone, iPad mobile applications and print. Our plans enhance your reading experience.
Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more
Please enter a valid email address.
Subscribe to The Hindu now and get unlimited access.
To continue enjoying The Hindu, You can turn off your ad blocker or Subscribe to The Hindu.