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JP Nadda asks states to support 'Mission Indradhanush' in its second phase

Written by Agencies |Published : September 9, 2015 10:59 AM IST

The Health Ministry has sought the support of all the states before the launch of the second phase of its ambitious 'Mission Indradhanush' programme which aims to immunise every child in the country. Health Minister J P Nadda has written a letter to all states to support phase II which will be launched on October 7 this year in selected 297 medium focus districts across the country. The Ministry launched Mission Indradhanush, depicting seven colours of the rainbow, to immunise all children against seven vaccine preventable diseases -- Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Childhood Tuberculosis, Polio, Hepatitis B and Measles in December last year. (Read: Everything about vaccines you need to know)

Your leadership and personal involvement during phase one have been crucial determinant of the impressive results we have achieved. I request you to continue to guide the special drive and support phase two of Mission Indradhanush to help make it possible that each and every child is fully immunised in the country, Nadda said in his letter. (Read: Vaccination schedule in India)

Source: PTI

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