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Government targets full immunization coverage by 2018 by accelerating immunization coverage and providing greater focus on urban areas and other pockets of low immunization coverage. Following measures are to be taken:

Health Records and Intensified Mission Indradhanush

Health Records and Intensified Mission Indradhanush

Health Records and Intensified Mission Indradhanush

  • States to conduct Intensified Mission Indradhanush drives for 7 working days from 7th day of every month
  • Greater focus on urban areas which with gaps of Mission Indradhanush through mapping of underserved population and need-based deployment of ANMs for vaccination services
  • Mobility support in urban as well as rural area.
  • Intensive monitoring and strong accountability at all levels with Cabinet Secretary at national level and the Chief Secretary at state level.
  • Every district under Intensified Mission Indradhanush monitored through a nodal person.
  • Emphasis on integration of Intensified Mission Indradhanush into routine immunization microplans
  • Greater focus on convergence between departments especially women and child development, panchayati raj, urban development, youth affairs, and NCC.
  • Convergence of ground level workers of various departments like ASHA, ANMs, Anganwadi workers, Zila preraks under NULM, self-help groups

Effect of Mission Indradhanush

Effect of Mission Indradhanush

Effect of Mission Indradhanush

Effect of Mission Indradhanush

  • Increase in immunization coverage slowed down to 1 % per year between 2009 and 2013.
  • Mission Indradhanush implemented in 2015 to rapidly increase the full immunization coverage to 90%.
  • Four phases of Mission Indradhanush have been completed in 528 districts across the country.
  • The first two phases of Mission Indradhanush led to an increase of 6.7 % full immunization coverage in 1 year.
  • Increase more prominent in rural areas.

What is UPI (Universal Immunization Program)

  • Universal Immunization Program is a vaccination program under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).
  • Consists of vaccination for 12 diseases- tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, Hepatitis B, Diarrhoea, Japanese Encephalitis, rubella, Pneumonia (Heamophilus Influenza Type B) and Pneumococcal diseases (Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Meningitis).
  • Hepatitis B and Pneumococcal diseases added in 2007 and 2017 respectively

Electronic Health Records

  • A scheme to set up an ’Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) to create the Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
  • Available nationwide online for medical history through Health Information Exchange (s)
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) Standards Version 2016 intents to bring standardization and homogeneity, inter-operability in capture, storage, transmission, and use of healthcare information.
  • State advised on computerization and implementation of hospital information system with support under National Health Mission.
  • Online availability and accessibility to ensure continuity of care, better affordability, better health outcome and better decision support system
  • Expected to reduce expenditure on avoidable repetitive and similar diagnostic tests.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 21, 2017

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