The Centre will reward the states and districts achieving 90 percent of total immunization coverage. Reviewing the progress of Intensified Mission Indradhanush in New Delhi with Health Ministers and Principal Secretaries of 24 states, Union Helath Minister J P Nadda highlighted the state-specific issues.
He stressed upon the need for regular meetings of State Steering Committee and the Task Forces for strengthening inter-sectoral convergence. He also suggested that Health Ministers of States and Principal Secretaries should organize video conferencing with the District Magistrates for reviewing IMI at regular intervals.
Mission Indradhanush was launched with a strategy to focus on unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children in the pockets of low immunization coverage in high risk and hard-to reach areas identified through Polio micro-plans. More than 2.55 crore children and around 68.71 lakh pregnant women have been immunized during the four rounds of immunization spanning over two years.