Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0

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    • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0 

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    • The IMI 4.0 will have three rounds and will be conducted in 416 districts (including 75 districts identified for Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav) across 33 States and UTs.
      • In the first round (Feb-April 2022), 11 states will conduct IMI 4.0. 
        • These are Assam, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura and Chhattisgarh. 
      • The others (22 states) will conduct the rounds from April to May 2022.
        • These states/UTs include Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Puducherry, Delhi, Punjab, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Jharkhand, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, A & N Islands.
    • Three rounds of IMI 4.0 have been planned to catch up on the gaps that might have emerged due to the COVID-19 pandemic
    • It will ensure that Routine Immunisation (RI) services reach unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children and pregnant women.

    Mission Indradhanush

    • It was launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) on 25th December 2014 with the aim of achieving full immunization coverage for all children and pregnant women
      • The Ministry of Health is being technically supported by WHO, UNICEF, Rotary International and other donor partners

    Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI):

    • It has been launched by the Government to reach each and every child under two years of age and all those pregnant women who have been uncovered under the routine immunisation programme. 
    • The special drive will focus on improving immunization coverage in selected districts and cities to ensure full immunization to more than 90% by December 2018 but only 16 districts in the country have achieved 90% coverage so far.
    • It will cover low performing areas in the selected districts and urban areas
      • These areas have been selected through triangulation of data available under national surveys, Health Management Information System data and World Health Organization concurrent monitoring data
    • The Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 targeted the districts which have immunisation coverage of 70% or below. 
    • Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 3.0: The Government of India is committed to improving immunization coverage and achieving full immunization coverage of 90 per cent.
    • Targeted Beneficiaries:
    • The focus of the IMI 3.0 will be the children and pregnant women who have missed their vaccine doses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    •  Beneficiaries from migration areas and hard to reach areas will also be targeted.

    Source: TH