This article on Mission Indradhanush Scheme consists of : ABOUT THE SCHEME,Objectives,strategies,area under cover, achieving sustainable development goal.
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Mission Indradhanush Scheme: Zindagi Indradhanush
“A healthy mind resides in a healthy body”
Every child has the right to have a disease free life and a lively childhood. In this era of hustle lifestyle, it is very important to be fit and healthy in order to match the pace of the machinery virtual based world.Improving the health status of children of our country is amongst the top priorities of the government to have a bight future of the nation.
“Let no child suffer from any vaccine-preventable disease”.Keeping this as a sole goal, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) has launched Mission Indradhanush on 25th December 2014 with the aim of expanding immunization coverage to all children across India by year 2020. Immunization is the key to protect children from life threatening conditions that are preventable. It was launched by Union Health Minister J P Nadda on the occasion of National Good Governance Day.
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The Mission Indradhanush, depicting seven colours of the rainbow, targets to immunize all children below two years of age and pregnant women against seven vaccine preventable diseases namely:
- Childhood Tuberculosis,
- Hepatitis B and
In addition to this, vaccines for
- JE (Japanese Encephalitis) and
- Hib (Haemophilusinfluenzae type B) are also being provided in selected states.
The mission to vaccinate children will be held in October, November, December and January 2016, from seventh of the month for seven days barring Thursdays. The programme will be implemented in four stages.
AREAS UNDER FOCUS:
- High risk areas identified by the polio eradication programme. These include populations living in areas such as:
1.Urban slums with migration
3. Brick kilns
4. Construction sites
5.Other migrants (fisherman villages, riverine areas with shifting populations etc.) and Underserved and hard to reach populations (forested and tribal populations etc.
- Areas with low routine immunization (RI) coverage (pockets with Measles/vaccine preventable disease (VPD) outbreaks).
- Areas with vacant sub-centers: No ANM posted for more than three months.
- Areas with missed Routine Immunisation (RI) sessions: ANMs on long leave and similar reasons.
- Small villages, hamlets, dhanis or purbas clubbed with another village for RI sessions and not having independent RI sessions.
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STRATEGY FOR MISSION INDRADHANUSH :
Mission Indradhanush will be a national immunization drive to strengthen the key functional areas of immunization for ensuring high coverage throughout the country with special attention to districts with low immunization coverage. The broad strategy, based on evidence and best practices, will include four basic elements-
1. Meticulous planning of campaigns/sessions at all levels: Ensure revision of microplans in all blocks and urban areas in each district to ensure availability of sufficient vaccinators and all vaccines during routine immunization sessions. Develop special plans to reach the unreached children in more than 400,000 high risk settlements such as urban slums, construction sites, brick kilns, nomadic sites and hard-toreach areas.
3. Intensive training of the health officials and frontline workers: Build the capacity of health officials and workers in routine immunization activities for quality immunization services.
4. Establish accountability framework through task forces: Enhance involvement and accountability/ownership of the district administrative and health machinery by strengthening the district task forces for immunization in all districts of India and ensuring the use of concurrent session monitoring data to plug the gaps in implementation on a real time basis. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will establish collaboration with other Ministries, ongoing programmes and international partners to promote a coordinated and synergistic approach to improve routine immunization coverage in the country.
OTHER AGENCIES IN COLLABORATION:
WHO, UNICEF, Rotary International and others will be donor partners for Mission Indradhanush. While the mass media, interpersonal communication will play crucial role to monitor and evaluate the sturdy mechanisms for implementing this mission.The collaboration will support the efforts of the states and the districts for advocacy and community mobilization for Polio Eradication Programme,routine immunization including Mission Indradhanush, Intensified Mission Indradhanush and Measles-Rubella.
The Committee was set up in 1988 by Rotary International for polio eradication efforts in the country. It is based in Delhi. It organizes large teams.It is based in Delhi. It organizes large teams of committed Rotary volunteers who help in vaccine delivery to infants and children and ensure social mobilization.It works in close cooperation with the Indian government, World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other bodies such as US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Partially immunized and unimmunized children are most susceptible to childhood diseases and are at a much higher risk of dying as compared to fully immunized children. If that were not reason enough, immunizing children can go well beyond saving individual lives. It can help in preventing large-scale outbreaks of diseases as well as keeping the disease under control in an area, thus reducing the stress on an already burdened health system.
Thus, full immunization is critical to reduce child mortality and progress on socio-economic indicators. To conclude we can say that Mission Indradhanush scheme is a master stroke in fulling the sustainable goals set up by united nations of eradicating diseases, reduce infant mortality rate, provide more aid to pregnant woman and her baby.
“WE WILL WALK AN EXTRA MILE TO REACH THE UNREACHED .IN NEXT 5 YEARS INDIA INTEND TO IMMUNIZE EVERY CHILD IN THE COUNTRY”