IMI In High IMR Zones

The Districts in Odisha, where IMR and MMR Rates are high will have Cent Percent Coverage of Immunization.

It was also decided to deepen the activities under Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) in one district and one ULB namely Ganjam and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation because of comparatively less immunization coverage in these areas.
This was decided in the meeting held recently under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary  Aditya Prasad Padhi in State Secretariat conference hall.
Secretary Health & Family Welfare Pramod Kumar Meherda outlined the issues and Director National Health Mission Shalini Pandit presented the updates for discussion.

Full package immunization coverage in 29 districts was found more than 84 Percent. 
Reviewing the progress, Chief Secretary Mr.Padhi directed the officials of Health & Family Welfare department to ensure 100 Percent immunization coverage of all children and pregnant women on head count basis in the districts where IMR and MMR rate was found high.
Mr.Padhi also directed the department to expedite the primary health care network programme in all Urban Local bodies.
Review showed that as per National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS4) of 2015-16 full immunization coverage in Odisha was around 79 Percent against the national average of 62 Percent.

The achievement of the State scaled up to around 84 Percent in the Integrated Child Health & Immunization Survey (INCHIS) of 2016.
Chief Secretary  Mr.Padhi directed  to expedite Head Count Survey in all blocks of Ganjam districts and Bhubaneswar Municipality for identification of the children and pregnant women who missed one or other immunization out of the total package of full immunization.
It may be pertinent here to mention that next to Kerala Odisha is the only State form where only one District and one ULB have been taken up under the Mission. IMI is being implemented in those areas of the Country where immunization coverage of 0-2 year children and pregnant mothers is less than 70 Percent.
IMI has been designed as a special national strategy to achieve more than 90 Percent of full immunization coverage by the year 2020. The target group of the Mission is 0-2 years of children and all pregnant women. It envisages sustaining the achievement beyond 2020 through regular routine immunization programs. 
Available data show, Odisha was among lead performing States in Pulse Polio immunization campaign launched in 1995, Hepatitis-B programme implemented in 2011, Pentavalent vaccination and Maternal & Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) programme in 2015 and   Injectable Polio Immunization drive introduced in 2016. It was decided to start Missile Rubella (MR) campaign from January, 2018 in the State. 
Secretary Panchyati Raj Deoranjan Kumar Singh, Secretary Women & Child Development Chithra Arumugam,  Additional Secretary Health & Family Welfare  Avaya Nayak, Special Secretary Health & Family Welfare B K Mishra along with senior officers from concerned departments participated in the discussions.   

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