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Nationwide Vaccination Drive

Current context: The central government has announced to launch a nationwide vaccination drive to prevent eight diseases under Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 across the country.
Nationwide Vaccination Drive
  • Children under the age of 2 years and pregnant women are covered under the government's flagship scheme against the eight vaccine preventable diseases.
  • The 8 vaccine preventable diseases included in the scheme are:
    1. Diphtheria
    2. Whooping cough
    3. Tetanus
    4. Poliomyelitis
    5. Tuberculosis
    6. Measles
    7. Meningitis
    8. Hepatitis B.
  • Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 (IMI) aims to achieve targets of full immunization coverage in 272 districts spread over 27 States.
  • The IMI 2.0 will be carried out between December 2019 and March 2020.
  • The campaign has been launched in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh on 2nd Dec 19 and would be conducted in 4 phases.

Question: 

Q.1 Which among the following diseases are covered in the nationwide vaccination drive under the Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0?
  1. Diphtheria
  2. Whooping cough
  3. Tetanus
  4. Poliomyelitis
a. 1,2 and 3
b. 2,3 and 4
c. 1,3 and 4
d. All 1,2,3 and 4
Nationwide Vaccination Drive Nationwide Vaccination Drive Reviewed by Neha Verma on December 02, 2019 Rating: 5

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