Mission Indradhanush is a health mission of the Government of India. It was launched by Union
Health Minister J. P. Nadda on 25 December 2014. The scheme this seeks to drive towards 90%
full immunisation coverage of India and sustain the same by year 2020. Vaccination is being
provided against eight vaccine-preventable diseases nationally, i.e. Diphtheria, Whooping
Cough, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, severe form of Childhood Tuberculosis and Hepatitis
B and meningitis & pneumonia caused by Haemophilus influenza type B; and
against Rotavirus Diarrhea and Japanese Encephalitis in selected states and districts
201 districts will be covered in the first phase. Of these, 82 districts are in the states of Uttar
Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. The 201 districts selected have nearly 50% of
all unvaccinated children in the country. The mission follow planning and administration like PPI
(Pulse Polio immunisation). Mission Indradhanush may be regarded as one of the key schemes
of the NDA government in India.
Goal of Mission Indradhanush
Launched on 25 December 2014, this seeks to drive towards 90% full immunisation coverage of
India and sustain the same by year 2020. The ultimate goal of Mission Indradhanush is to ensure
full immunisation with all available vaccines for children up to two years of age and pregnant
women. The Government has identified 600 high focus districts across 28 states in the country
that have the highest number of partially immunised and unimmunised children.
Earlier the increase in full immunisation coverage was 1% per year which has increased to 6.7%
per year through the first two phases of Mission Indradhanush. Four phases of Mission
Indradhanush have been conducted till August 2017 and more than 2.53 crore children and 68
lakh pregnant women have been vaccinated.
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