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Monday, November 21, 2016

Door to door survey for the proposed vaccination drive against the lethal Japanese Encephalitis (JE) started in Malkangiri district on Sunday, while another child died in Malkangiri district headquarter hospital taking the toll to 114.

To identify the fight against JE and the continuing deaths of children, a three day door to door...

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The early use of the potent vaccine for Hepatitis B and timely changes towards a healthy lifestyle are the two best and affordable weapons to prevent a significant number of cases of chronic liver diseases in India, say experts. Though the vaccine for hepatitis B is quite cheap it is yet to become part of the universal immunization programme....

Thursday, May 12, 2016

In order to provide children with additional protection against polio virus, the State Government on Wednesday introduced Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV), India’s first injectable vaccine. As part of a series of new initiatives to improve child mortality. The vaccine launched here by Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak would protect...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The trend-setting Medicare Foundation Multispecialty Hospital on Tuesday launched a unique initiative -- free vaccination for all girls up to the age of five. On the first day, around one-and-half dozen girl children, some new-born and others recently born -- both in this hospital and elsewhere, were administered the necessary vaccination doses...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Haryana Government on Monday launched the Rotavirus and Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV) vaccination campaign in the state. With this, Haryana has become the fourth state in the country...

Monday, April 4, 2016

There has been more than 6% increase in the number of fully immunized children in the country as compared to 2014 under Mission Indradhanush. The third phase of Mission Indradhanush was launched on the World Health Day,...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Chennai in Tamil Nadu ranks second among the metros to have the highest incidence of cervical cancer. Reportedly, 17 out of one lakh women suffer from cervical cancer. Soon, the state could become the second in India to launch the Human...

Monday, March 28, 2016

Amit Ghosh, Mission Director of National Health Mission, Uttar Pradesh (UP), stated that the rotavirus vaccine would be introduced in the state in the second phase of introduction, and will save at least 12,000 children below five years of age each year in the state.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Addressing the RVV launch in Odisha, Union Health Secretary Bhanu Pratap Sharma noted that the government is in a process of introducing the pneumonia vaccine under the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP).

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Addressing a media workshop on rotavirus vaccine in Odisha, Dr. Nirmala Dei, Director of Family Welfare, Government of Odisha, announced that the vaccine will be given to all the children free of cost once introduced, and will help prevent the diarrhoea burden among infants in the state.

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