Health Minister MansukhMandaviya Launches IMI 4.0 for Children, Pregnant Women

  • The Union Health Minister DrMansukhMandaviya launched Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4.0 in New Delhito protect children and pregnant women from severe diseases.
  • While launching IMI 4.0, the Health Minister stated that India operates the largest immunization program globally, covering over 30 million pregnant women and 26 million children every year under the Universal Immunization Program (UIP).
  • The IMI 4.0 will cover 416 districts across 33 states/UTs. It will focus more on those districts where the vaccination coverage is comparatively low.
  • The mission will be run in two phases, the 1st phase will be run in 11 states from February to April, 2022 and the second phase will be held from April to May, 2022.

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