Started on : December 25, 2014
Launced by: Union Health Minister J.P Nadda
Implemented by : Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Objective : To immunize all children against seven vaccine preventable diseases by 2020.
The Universal Immunization Program (UIP) was launched by the Government of Indiain 1985.
The Universal Immunization Programme provides life saving vaccines to protect against :
- Whooping cough (Pertussis)
- Hepatitis B
All vaccines are available free of cost under the scheme.
Mission Indradhanush was launched on Good Governance Day(December, 25) to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya and birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Mission Indradhanush will target 201 high priority districts in the first phase and 297 districts for the second phase in the year 2015