Mangaluru

Mission Indradhanush to be launched in March

Minister inaugurates polio immunisation drive in Dakshina Kannada, administers drops to children at Goschen Hospital

Minister for Health and Family Welfare U.T. Khader said here that the Centre’s Mission Indradhanush, an immunisation programme, will be launched in the State from the last week of March. He was speaking after inaugurating the polio immunisation drive in Dakshina Kannada at the Government Lady Goschen Hospital.

It aims to cover all children, who are either not vaccinated or partially vaccinated against seven vaccine-preventable diseases — diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B. Addressing presspersons, Mr. Khader said in the first phase, immunisation would be taken up in the five Hyderabad Karnataka districts of Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal, Ballari, and Bengaluru (Urban) and in the jurisdiction of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

The five HK districts have been considered because they are high-risk areas due to low record of immunisation. In these districts, only 70 per cent children have been covered. The focus on areas under BBMP jurisdiction and in Bengaluru (Urban) is due to a high concentration of migrant workers. The immunisation will be carried out in the last four weeks of March, April, May and June.  



The mission will be carried out in the last four weeks of March, April, May and June

In the second phase next year, 11 districts will covered


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