The Ghaziabad district health department along with UNICEF and WHO, launched the third round of the immunization program, named Mission Indradhanush, for children and pregnant on Saturday, June 6, 2015, informed the district immunization officer. The program would deal with diseases like tuberculosis, hepatitis and polio.
Addressing media persons at the district chief medical officer's office, immunization officer Vishal Singh said, "The international agencies, UNICEF and WHO, selected 201 districts from across the country for the vaccination program. Out of 201 districts, 40 districts fall in Uttar Pradesh."
AdvertisementThe immunization program would last for seven days and vaccines would be administered to children from age zero to two years. In the first round, which started on April 1, 2015, 22,546 children were vaccinated. A total of 21,639 children were administered vaccination in the second round which started on May 1, 2015.
Officials from UNICEF and WHO also attended this press conference.