Mission Indradhanush launched in Northeast States

Published on Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) has launched Mission Indradhanush on 25 December, 2014. Lets Know about it.

Mission IndraDhanush
  • The mission was launched on 25th December, 2014.
  • The aim is to expand immunization coverage to all children across INDIA by year 2020.
  • Objective is also to expand immunization coverage in INDIA to at least 90% children  in next Five Years.
  • Mission IndraDhanush's main focus is on controlling of 7 diseases which include Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Polio, Tuberculosis, Measles and Hepatitis B.
  • The government has planned to conduct four special vaccination campaigns between January and June 2015.
  • All vaccines are available free of cost under Universal Immunization Program in INDIA.
  • Officially, the mission would be implemented in 8 Districts in Assam, 6 District in Nagaland, 5 Districts in Arunachal Pradesh, 4 Each in Manipur and Mizoram and 3 each in Tripura and Meghalaya.
  • In 2015, government intends to cover 201 high focus districts
  • 82 Districts lie in just four states of India namely - Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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