News: Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0 will be rolled out on 2nd December 2019 and it will continue till March 2020
About Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0
Aim: To escalate efforts to achieve the goal of attaining a 90% national immunization coverage across India
Coverage: The program will be delivered in 272 districts of 27 states and 652 blocks of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar among hard-to-reach and tribal populations.
Salient Features of IMI 2.0:
- Immunization activity will be in four rounds over 7 working days excluding the RI days, Sundays and holidays.
- Enhanced immunization session with flexible timing, mobile session and mobilization by other departments.
- Enhanced focus on left outs, dropouts, and resistant families and hard to reach areas.
- Focus on urban, underserved population and tribal areas.
- Inter-ministerial and inter-departmental coordination.
- Enhance political, administrative and financial commitment through advocacy.
- It was launched to strengthen the universal immunization programme of 1985. It was launched in 2014 by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
- It aims to cover by 2020, all those children up to 2 years of age and pregnant women who are either unvaccinated, or partially vaccinated against vaccine preventable diseases.
- Diseases Covered: Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis B, Pneumonia and Meningitis due to Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib), Measles, Rubella, Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Rotavirus diarrhoea.
Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI)
- It was launched in 2017. It aimed to reach each and every child under two years of age and all those pregnant women who have been left uncovered under the routine immunization programme.
- The special drive has focussed in selected districts and cities to ensure full immunization to more than 90% by December 2018