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Immunization Drive ‘Mission Indradhanush’ Launched in Five Districts in Karnataka

by Vishnuprasad on April 8, 2015 at 8:03 PM
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Immunization Drive ‘Mission Indradhanush’ Launched in Five Districts in Karnataka

Mission Indradhanush, a central government program to ensure immunization of children and pregnant women, was launched in five districts in the south Indian state of Karnataka on April 7.

The program aims to immunize all those children by 2020 who are either not vaccinated or are partially vaccinated against seven vaccine preventable diseases which include diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B.


There will be four rounds of vaccination between April and July, with each round having seven consecutive working days beginning on April 7.

The intensified immunization campaigns in the selected districts would help reduce morbidity and mortality due to disease that can be prevented by vaccines.

Municipal Administration and Minority Affairs Minister Qamarul Islam launched the program in Kalaburagi. As many as 22,657 children and 5,481 pregnant women would be covered in the five states. Respective health department authorities launched the program in Yadgir, Raichur, Ballari and Koppal.

Source: Eurekalert


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