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Monday, January 30 2023
Mangaluru

‘Mission Indradhanush 2015’ phase II inaugurated in city

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Mangaluru: The second phase of “Mission Indradhanush 2015” was inaugurated at the Lady Goschen Hospital here, on October 7.

Dakshina Kannada is one among the 27 districts in Karnataka state selected for the second phase for the duration of four months from October 2015 to January 2016.

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel inaugurated the campaign by lighting the traditional lamp along with other dignitaries. Addressing the gathering he said, “Cases of Malaria, dengue and chicken pox in the district are constantly increasing and in such a situation, the concerned authorities in the hospital should work together to create awareness among the people.”

“Internal fights in the health and hospital departments should not affect the common man. The aim of the government is to make sure that every new born child be healthy. The mission has been launched to accelerate the process of immunization and achieve full immunization coverage for all children in the country”, he added.

Five new born babies were vaccinated by MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, DC Ibrahim and others on the occasion.

The campaign will be held on seven working days each month (except Sunday’s and govt. holidays) from October 7.

The Department has made special efforts to reach all women and children living in migrant workers colonies in the district.

Asha Thimappa Gowda, President, DK Zilla, DHO Dr Ramakrishna, Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim, CEO ZP Srividya, District Surgeon Dr Rajeshwari Devi were also present.

About Mission Indradhanush

Immunization is the key to keep children protected from life threatening conditions those are preventable. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) launched Mission Indradhanush on December 25, 2014 with the aim of expanding immunization coverage to all children across India by year 2020. The Mission Indradhanush targets the immunization of all children below 2 years against seven vaccine preventable diseases namely Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Childhood Tuberculosis, Polio, Hepatitis B and Measles.

The government intended to cover 201 in the first phase of year 2015. Another 297 districts will be targeted in the second phase of year 2015. ‘Mission Indradhanush’ aims to cover all those children who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated and also pregnant women with a target to achieve 100% immunization by 2020.

The program will be implemented with the cooperation of the Departments of Education, Women and Child Welfare, and others and also voluntary organizations.

 

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