Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mr Harsh Vardhan today chaired the video conference on Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0.
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Ms. Vandana Gurnani, Additional Secretary-Health and Family Welfare and Mission Director, National Health Mission, Dr. Manohar Agnanai, Joint Secretary, Reproductive and Child Health were also present during the video conference. Additional Chief Secretary (ACS)-Health Mr. Amit Jha and Mission Director (MD), NHM, Ms Amneet P Kumar, attended the video conference from Haryana state. Mission Indradhanush (MI) was launched by Government of India on December 25, 2014 as a special drive to vaccinate all unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children and all pregnant women by 2020 under the Universal Immunization programme. Last IMI was carried out in December 2018.
Mr Amit Jha while sharing the preparation for IMI 2.0 said, “2 districts of Haryana (Nuh (Mewat) & Palwal) are included for Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0 in the State of Haryana. IMI 2.0 will be conducted from Dec 2019- March 2020. IMI 2.0 immunization drive will be spread over seven working days, excluding public holidays, Sundays and the routine immunization days planned in that week.”
He further said, “Goal of IMI 2.0 included Intensified drive focusing on interventions to reach 90 per cent full immunization coverage and sustenance through routine immunization, special attention on urban settlements and cities identified under NUHM and to reach all children with all Universal Immunization Programme vaccines due for the age as per the national immunization schedule.”
Ms Amneet P Kumar, while speaking on the occasion said, “During IMI 2.0 immunization sessions would be made more accessible with flexible timing to suit parents/guardians, mobile session and mobilization support by other line departments. Enhanced focus would be on left outs, dropouts, resistant families and hard to reach areas with focus on urban, undeserved population. Facilitating more inter-ministerial and inter-departmental coordination and to improve political, administrative and financial commitment, through advocacy. Regular review, monitoring and supervision of session sites.”