Intensified Mission Indradhanush will focus on select districts and cities to ensure full immunization to more than 90% of children and pregnant women by December 2018
Mon, Oct 09 2017. 02 52 AM IST | LIVEMINT |FULL ARTICLE
Mission Indradhanush for immunization of children is regarded as one of the key schemes of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. It has impacted more than 25.3 million children and 6.8 million pregnant women by providing life-saving vaccines in four phases since 2014.
MI was launched in December 2014, to drive vaccination against TB, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and measles, in 201 districts that had very low immunisation coverage.
By July 2017, 2.55 crore children under two years of age and 68.7 lakh pregnant women had been covered in 528 districts across the country.
Recently, the Centre launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) to reach 90% immunisation in 173 districts by December 2018.
Budget 2017: Allocation to women and child development ministry up by 20%.
Wed, Feb 01 2017. 04 41 PM IST | LIVEMINT | FULL ARTICLE
The child protection scheme, which received Rs400 crore last year, has been subsumed within the category of Integrated Child Development Scheme and has received Rs648 crore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project Beti Bachao Beti Padhao has been given Rs200 crore in this year’s budget, almost a five-time increase as compared to last year. Rs500 crore has been granted for Nirbhaya Fund which is the same as last year.