DC Rajouri flags off Mission Indradhanush Express

TNN Bureau. Updated: 12/7/2018 8:02:15 PM Top Stories

RAJOURI, DECEMBER 07: Deputy Commission Rajouri, Mohammed Aijaz Asad flagged off mission Indradhanush express, aimed at creating awareness among the people about the significance of vaccination, here today.
The DC said that the main aim of mission Indradhanush is to immunize all children under the age of 2 years, along with all pregnant women, against vaccine-preventable diseases. The mission is aimed to cover all those children who need medical attention by 2020 who have been either unvaccinated or are partially vaccinated against the vaccine-preventable diseases.
DC asked the concerned for proper distribution of vaccines at all levels so that all left-out target group can be covered and complete immunization can be achieved in the district.
The Universal Immunization program would provide life-saving vaccines to the children across the nation free of cost, to protect them against various diseases like diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, measles, and Hepatitis B.
Besides, other activities under IEC were started to make people aware of the mission and other health-related programmes.

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