INTENSIFIED MISSION INDRADHANUSH (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Social Issue - Health)

News-CRUX-10     14th October 2023        

Context: Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI 5.0), a campaign of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will conclude all 3 rounds on 14th October 2023.

Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI 5.0)

  • Launch: 2023.
  • Ministry: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • Objective: to enhance immunization coverage for all vaccines provided under the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) as per the National Immunization Schedule (NIS).
  • Aim: To eradicate measles and rubella by ensuring that every child aged under 5 years has received both doses of the Measles and Rubella Containing Vaccine (MRCV).
  • Coverage: It focuses on reaching zero-dose children aged between 0-5 years and pregnant women.

Intensified Mission Indradhanush

  • Launched: On October 8, 2017
  • Aim: To reach each and every child up to two years of age and all those pregnant women who have been left uncovered under the routine immunisation programme/UIP.
  • Coverage: Low performing areas in the selected districts (high priority districts) and urban areas. Special attention will be given to unserved/low coverage pockets in sub-centre and urban slums with migratory populations.