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Awards for states, districts with 90% immunisation coverage

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday said that his Ministry will give awards to the best performing districts and states who have achieved 90 per cent full immunisation coverage under the Intensified Mission Indradhanush.

"The Health Ministry will give the awards to the best performing districts and states based on the performance in Intensified Mission Indradhanush evaluated through the reported coverage and monitoring findings.

"The states and the districts should achieve 90 per cent full immunisation coverage for getting rewarded," said Nadda, as he reviewed the progress of the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) with the Health Ministers and Principal Secretaries of 24 states.

Stressing that immunisation is recognized as the most cost-effective intervention for protecting children from vaccine-preventable diseases, the Minister said: "The gains made under IMI have to be integrated into routine immunisation for sustainability."

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 20:56 IST
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