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PM launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush.

TNPSC Current Affairs - October 2017 by TNPSC Guru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush, with aim to accelerate the progress towards achieving full immunization coverage on Urban Areas and other low immunization coverage region.

About Mission Indradhanush:
  • Mission Indradhanush was launched on Dec 25,2014 with the aim to cover all the children who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated against 7 vaccine preventable diseases by 2020.
  • The diseases include diphtheria,  tetanus, tuberculosis, whooping cough, measles, polio and hepatitis B.
  • In 2016 Government has added four new vaccines includes Japanese Encephalitis, Rotavirus vaccine, Measles Rubella and inactivated polio vaccines under the Mission Indradhanush.
  • Mission Indradhanush has accelerated the coverage of Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) of India, because in past the coverage was increased at the rate of 1 Percent till 2013. But since Mission Indradhanush launched coverage gets increased rapidly.

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