Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0

  • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0 on February 07, 2022, virtually.
  • The IMI 4.0 will be conducted in 416 districts across 33 states/UTs.
  • The programme will be implemented in three rounds, of 7 days each.
  • The first round will begin from 7th February 2022, second round from 7th March 2022, and the third round from 4th April 2022.
  • In the first round 11 states will be covered. These are Assam, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura and Chhattisgarh.
  • Till date, ten phases of Mission Indradhanush have been completed covering 701 districts across the country. 

Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI)

  • The Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) programme was launched by PM Modi on 8 October 2017.
  • It is a special drive under the Mission Indradhanush, launched in December 2014, which aims to ensure 90% full immunisation coverage of India and sustain the same by year 2022. 
  • The special drive 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 immunisation programme/Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP).
  • The programme provides immunisation against eight vaccine preventable diseases, which includes diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, measles, meningitis and Hepatitis B.
  • Monitoring of IMI- monitored at the highest level under a special initiative ‘Proactive Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI)’.

Points to Remember:

  1. Which edition of  Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) has been launched by Centre in February 2022?
  2. IMI provides immunisation against how many diseases?
  3. IMI was launched in which year?

Source: PIB

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