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Mission Indradhanush 2.0 workshop held in hyderabad city

Mission Indradhanush 2.0 workshop held in hyderabad city
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An orientation workshop on Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 was organised by the Regional Outreach Bureau, at CGO towers Kavadiguda here on...

Hyderabad: An orientation workshop on Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 was organised by the Regional Outreach Bureau, at CGO towers Kavadiguda here on Wednesday.

Addressing the programme, the chief guest, S Venkateswar, Director General, Southern Region, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, said: "The artistes hold significant importance in sensitising people on various problems and issues. Artists and performing troupes should give the information in a simple way in form of song and drama and help to disseminate health-related information to the public of remote areas."

P Chandrashekar, Immunisation Officer, Telangana State, said the government was implementing many welfare programmes and healthcare schemes to improve the health services especially in rural and remote areas. He also said Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) was a major concern for the Government of India which started universal immunisation programme in 1985 and had since been providing benefits of vaccination to all the children of the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 to immunise children below 2 years of age and pregnant women against eight vaccine-preventable diseases for tuberculosis, meningitis, measles, Hepatitis B, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis and diphtheria. The state government is working to improve immunisation coverage to all the children in districts especially in high risk identified areas like khammam, Asifabad , Mulugu and Jayashankar Bhupalapally, added the state official.

Dr Murari Prasad, Medical Officer, WHO, said that the ultimate goal of Mission Indradhanush is to ensure full immunisation with all available vaccines for children up to two years of age and pregnant women. The first and second rounds were completed and the third and fourth round of the mission will be launched in February and March 2020. He spoke on the benefits and importance about Immunisation to the troupes in detail.

Dr Anuradha Medoju, Senior Regional Director, Regional office for Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India, said that vaccine-preventable diseases have so many serious complications that can be avoided through immunisation. Government has eradicated and eliminated polio from India. It was taking all measures to eradicate other vaccine preventable diseases like Diphtheria, tuberculosis etc., she added.

Field functionaries of ROB and registered 30 artists from 12 registered from cultural troupes of ROB from Nalgonda, Pedapalli, Jayashankar Bhupallapally, Karimnagar , Mancherial and Nirmal participated in the workshop.

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