Mission Indradhanush launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The name of this mission is taken by the spectrum of light i.e. the seven colors of the rainbow. The main objective of this mission is to vaccinate all children who are not vaccinated to prevent seven types of diseases by 2020. The Indradhanush Mission was launched on 25th December 2014 by the Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on the Good Governance Day, which is the birth anniversary of Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya and former P.M. Sri Atal Bihari Bajpayee.
Ten Lines on Mission Indradhanush
1) The Mission Indradhanush was launched to vaccinate all the children of India to prevent them from seven fatal diseases.
2) This mission was launched on 25th December 2014 by Union Health Minister Sri J.P.Nadda.
3) The name of this mission is suggested similar to seven colors of the rainbow to prevent seven diseases.
4) These diseases are- Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Polio, Tuberculosis, and Measles.
5) In addition, Vaccines are also to be provided for Japanese Encephalitis and Haemophilus Influenza Type B in some selected states.
6) The Mission Indradhanush intended to cover all the children who have been missed for vaccination.
7) In the first phase, such children were identified by the government of India in 201 districts across 28 states of the Indian union.
8) The first phase of the Mission was started on 7th April 2015 that lasted for a week.
9) 75 lakh children were vaccinated under this Mission among which 20 lakh children were fully vaccinated.
10) More than 57 lakh zinc tablets and 16 lakh ORS packets were distributed free of cost to prevent diseases like Diarrhea.
Below we have bestowed another set of Ten Lines on Mission Indradhanush for the readers and students of the senior group to know about the facts and success of this Mission. These points will provide a few other facts that will enhance the knowledge of the readers.
1) The phase was divided into four parts to cover all the regions of the country.
2) Urban slums, Nomads, Brick Kilns, construction sites, tribal areas, and hamlets have been given more focus.
3) The health officers and supervisors had given intensive training for quality immunization services.
4) For the successful implementation of the Mission Indradhanush, Health and Family Welfare Ministry took the cooperation of UNICEF, WHO, and other clubs working in the health sector.
5) 201 districts were covered under the first phase and in the second phase, 352 districts were vaccinated.
6) 9.4 lakh sessions were organized in the four phases of vaccination.
7) Through the Indradhanush Mission more than 2.53 crore children and 68 lakh pregnant women have been vaccinated till August 2017.
8) The pregnant women are also vaccinated under this Mission to eradicate many diseases among the infants in the state of pregnancy.
9) More attention is being paid to the Ministries and Departments associated with Women and Child Development, Panchayati Raj, Urban Development, Youth Affairs, NCC, etc.
10) It has cared for the proper coordination among ASHA, ANM, Anganwadi employees, district motivators, self-help groups for the successful implementation of the Mission Indradhanush.
The Indradhanush Mission is started by the Government of India to decrease the mortality rate of infant children by vaccinating every pregnant mother and children. This Mission will build trust among the people in the government and will the future better. Now, this the responsibility of every citizen to take forward steps on their own and find out if their babies have completed the full course of vaccination in the recommended interval of time.