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Second phase for IMI 2.0 from tomorrow
IFP Bureau | First Published: January 5, 2020 22:26:37 pm
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Second round for Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 (IMI 2.0) will be rolled out from Monday (January 6) onwards in two districts –  Tamenglong (including Noney) and Chandel (including Tengnoupal).

This was announced by director health and family welfare Dr K Rajo during a media sensitization programme held at the directorate of family welfare on Sunday.

He further stated that as a continuation of the first phase, IMI 2.0 which started on December 2, the directorate will start the second round from Monday onwards. This time, IMI 2.0 has set the target to vaccinate 364 children (0-2 years) and 247 pregnant women in both Tamenglong and Noney and 454 children (0-2 years) and 104 pregnant women in both Chandel and Tengnoupal districts.

The immunisation programme will cover up in 97 sessions for Tamenglong and Noney and 156 sessions for Chandel and Tengnoupal, he added.

He further informed that the third round and the fourth round will kick start from February 3 and March 2 respectively.

Highlighting the achievements of the first round, he said that the target for immunisation children (0-2 year) in Tamenglong and Noney was 588, of which 539 were vaccinated. The achievement was 92 percent. The target for pregnant women was 315, out of this 168 were immunised (53 percentage).

The directorate had set the target of 834 for children in Chandel and Tengnoupal districts. Of this, 792 children were vaccinated. The target for pregnant women was 368, of this 231 were immunised (63 percent), he added.

Dr K Rajo further said that the main objective of the IMI 2.0 is to boost the routine immunisation programme by covering rest of the children and pregnant women who were yet to be vaccinated or those who have not completed their vaccination doses.

On the advantages of injecting vaccination, he said that this single immunisation will help prevent many diseases such as diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, measles, severe form of childhood tuberculosis, hepatitis B, pneumonia and Japanese Encephalitis.

As the vaccination programme is one of the key elements for promoting a healthy society, he appealed the people of the districts, village headman, churches leaders, NGOs to extend their support and co-operation so that maximum beneficiaries will be vaccinated. The media sensitization was also attended by state nodal immunisation officer, Dr. Th Nandakishwor Singh.

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