Mission Indradhanush: Child immunization rate rose by 6%

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, April 7 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.


In the preceding two phases, out of an estimated 85-90 lakh children who were left out of the immunization program, 38.7 lakh children were fully immunized and 1.48 crore children were reached out in the entire drive. Compared to one per cent increase of fully immunized children previously, this year has witnessed a jump of almost 6 per cent.