Mission Indradhanush 2.0

Mission Indradhanush 2

Question: Mission Indradhanush is the launched by the government to immunize children under the age of?
(a) 1 year
(b) 3 years
(c) 2 years
(d) 7 years
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • Mission Indradhanush 2.0, the second session of the ambitious immunization programme of the government started from December 2 2019.
  • The government’s flagship scheme is aimed at immunizing children under the age of 2 years and pregnant women.

Major highlights of the Mission Indradhanush 2.0:

  • The Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 has been launched to focus on 272 districts of 27 states and 652 blocks of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar among hard-to-reach and tribal populations.
  • The program aims to escalate efforts to achieve the goal of attaining 90% national immunization coverage across India.
  • The Intensified Mission Indradhanush immunization drive will consist of four rounds of immunization. The program will be completed by March 2020.
  • The salient features of IMI 2.0 are immunization activity will be in four rounds over seven working days
  • There will be enhanced immunization session with flexible timing, mobile session & mobilization by other departments
  • Enhanced focus on left outs, dropouts, and resistant families & hard to reach areas.
  • Focus on urban, underserved population and tribal areas.

Links:
http://ddnews.gov.in/health/governments-flagship-scheme-mission-indradhanush-20-begins

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