When Mission Indradhanush was launched?

When Mission Indradhanush was launched?

A. 25th December 2014

B. 25th December 2015

C. 25th December 2016

D. 25th December 2017

Answer: 25th December 2014

Explanation:

Mission Indradhanush which was launched on 25th December 2014 as a special drive to expand full immunization coverage in India has completed seven years.

Under the Mission, 701 districts across the country have been covered and 3 crore 86 lakh children have been vaccinated.

Around 97 lakh pregnant women have also been immunized under the Mission.

Full immunization coverage among children aged 12 to 23 months have increased to 76.4 per cent.

Immunization Programme in India was introduced in 1978 as ‘Expanded Programme of Immunization’ (EPI) by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. In 1985, the programme was modified as ‘Universal Immunization Programme’ (UIP)

To strengthen and re-energize the programme and achieve full immunization coverage for all children and pregnant women at a rapid pace, the Government of India launched “Mission Indradhanush” in December 2014.

To further intensify the immunization programme, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) on October 8, 2017.

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