Haryana Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij launched the “Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0” in two selected districts of Haryana namely Palwal and Mewat

Chandigarh December 2: Haryana Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij launched the “Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0” in two selected districts of Haryana namely Palwal and Mewat, here today under which all pregnant women and children upto the age of five will be vaccinated.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr Vij said that total four rounds of IMI 2.0 would be conducted from December 2019 to March 2020 under which, about 23,852 children would be vaccinated in District Mewat and about 6,190 children would be vaccinated in District Palwal, who have not been covered earlier.

He said that similarly, about 5,238 pregnant women would be vaccinated in District Mewat and about 1150 pregnant women would be vaccinated in District Palwal adding that the Department is committed to achieve more than 90 per cent full immunization Coverage in these two districts.

He said that departments like Education, Women and Child Development, Panchayati Raj Institutions, Rural development, Urban Nodal Bodies, Information, Public relations and Languages and Sports and youth affairs would help to achieve targets.

The Minister said that Haryana Health Department has also launched new vaccines in last few years. On April 2016, State introduced Rota Virus Vaccine (RVV) against diarrhea and Inactivated Poliovirus vaccine (IPV) for double protection against polio in the State. Apart from this, in 2018, the State successfully completed Measles-Rubella campaign in Haryana after its launch on April 25. Approximately 74 lakhs (coverage above 99 per cent) children under the age group 9 months to 15 years were vaccinated.

He said that in November 2018, the State has launched Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) from state’s budget. Haryana is the first state which has taken initiative to launch the Pneumococcal Vaccine as Atal Teekakaran Yojana, under Swaran Jayanti Yojana in all 22 districts from state resources.

Mr Vij said that the State Government is committed to improve Immunization coverage in the region of Mewat so as to reduce mortality related to Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD). Now the full immunization coverage is 65 per cent (HMIS) as compared to 13 per cent in 2015-16 (NHFS -4), he added. He said that considering the limitation of community mobilization through ASHAs and to resolve the disruptive campaigns against Routine Immunization, Community Mobilization Volunteer (CMVs), are roped in for better community mobilization and awareness generation to improve the Routine immunization coverage in Mewat.

He said that in order to provide accessibility to hard to reach areas, nine dedicated vehicles with vaccinator has been provided in Mewat region including 7 in Nuh district and two in Hathin.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health Mr Rajeev Arora, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Ms Amneet P Kumar and Director General Health Services, Mr S B Kamboj were present on the occasion.

*Haryana Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij said that NITI Ayog has given additional amount of Rs 71.72 crore to Haryana as an incentive

Haryana Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij said that NITI Ayog has given additional amount of Rs 71.72 crore to Haryana as an incentive in addition to regular budget in view of the State’s better performance in Health Sector during the last five years.

Speaking on the occasion on the launch of “Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0” Mr Vij said that recently released NITI Ayog report from Government of India has placed Haryana on first position as most improved State among larger States in health sector and state has earned 13 credit points. Besides this, the Health Department Haryana has awarded five awards for better performance in Health sector. Haryana has been awarded Skoch Award for fastest claim process in the country. He said that at the 6th National Summit on Good and Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Healthcare Systems in India held at Gandhinagar (Gujarat) from November 16-18, 2019, Haryana has been awarded three certificates which included securing first rank among the non high focus state as per conditionality framework during the period of 2018-19, oral presentation for the best practice titled Úsing Multipronged strategy for improving facility based management of LBW babies and securing first prize for poster presentation on vulnerability assessment for urban slum population. Apart from this, President of India Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu conferred "Outlook Poshan Award 2019" to National Health Mission, Haryana. He said that NHM - Haryana adjusted the winner of "Outlook Poshan Award 2019" in the institution category for the exemplary efforts in the field of nutrition in providing innovative solution to tackle the scourge of Mal Nutrition.

Mr Vij said that since the inception of Deworming program in February 2015, the state has observed commendable growth over the years in terms of coverage increase from 25.59 lakhs in February 2015 to 87.76 lakhs in August 2019 round. In August 2019, a total of 88.9 lakhs children and adolescents were targeted to be dewormed out of which 39.82 lakhs children were from private schools, 23 lakhs from Government schools, 16.9 lakhs at anganwadis, 9.38 lakhs children were out-of-school including brick kiln sites, urban slum dwellers, up to 19 years age group were also to be covered. More than 87 lakhs of children (98 per cent of targeted number of 94.39 lakh children) were dewormed in August 2019 round.

*Haryana Home Minister Mr Anil Vij said that two PCR vans each will be made available in each police station of the state to provide quick assistance to the people especially women in need of help.

Chandigarh, December 2- Haryana Home Minister Mr Anil Vij said that two PCR vans each will be made available in each police station of the state to provide quick assistance to the people especially women in need of help. More than 400 vehicles will be purchased soon for this purpose.

Mr. Vij said that the police force has been kept on alert so that no criminal can carry out any anti-social activity anywhere in the state. Police has been instructed to conduct proper patrolling during evening hours. He said that dial 100 service will be started soon in the state to provide quick assistance to the needy people, for this, a meeting of the police department will be convened at the earliest.

The Home Minister said that the Public Account Committee will examine the CAG issue raised by the opposition, after which action will be taken against anyone, if found guilty. He said that the opposition should be aware of the constitutional and legal process, according to which appropriate decision could only be taken after thorough investigation of all the allegations.