(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: Mission Indradhanush 2.0

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: Mission Indradhanush 2.0

Topic: Mission Indradhanush 2.0

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Earlier this year, on October 2nd India marked the silver jubilee of its Pulse Polio campaign. The anti-polio campaign was launched 25 years ago for the first time in Delhi. It was later implemented as the Pulse Polio Campaign across the country.

The result was that by 2011, India had completely eradicated polio

Today, the Government set in motion an even more powerful and intensive vaccination drive. This one is aimed at preventing as many eight diseases under the Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0.

This government's flagship scheme is aimed at immunizing children under the age of 2 years and pregnant women.

The vaccines will cover diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles, meningitis and Hepatitis B.

Select areas will also be provided vaccines for Japanese encephalitis and hemophilus influenza.

The IMI 2.0 aims to achieve targets of full immunization coverage in 272 districts spread over 27 States.

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Courtesy: RSTV