Related Topic in KAS Prelims Syllabus:
Science and Technology [Paper-II]: Public Health and Community Medicine, Health Care
Central government launched nationwide vaccination drive to prevent eight diseases under Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 across the country.
- It is the central government’s flagship scheme, aimed at immunizing children under the age of 2 years and pregnant women against eight vaccine preventable diseases.
- The IMI covers vaccines for diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, measles, meningitis and Hepatitis B.
- Vaccines for Japanese encephalitis and hemophilus influenza are also being provided in selected areas.
- The IMI 2.0 aims to achieve targets of full immunization coverage in 272 districts spread over 27 States. The IMI 2.0 will be carried out between December 2019 and March 2020.
- Under this campaign, vaccination services will be provided free of cost to the drop out and left out children and pregnant women.
- The government aims to reach each and every child up to two years of age and all those pregnant women who have been left uncovered under the routine immunization programme.
IMI 2.0 Portal
- The portal has been designed to capture information on the blockwise target of children and pregnant women to be vaccinated during the IMI drive and also the coverage data during the rounds of activity.
- The data will be entered at the district level.
- This will help the Programme officers and administrators at the block, district, state and national level to have real time information on the progress of the campaign and also take timely action on slow progress in any particular area.