Union Health minister launches Pneumonia vaccine - Mission Indradhanush

Posted on:15 May 2017 12:24:33
Union Health minister launches Pneumonia vaccine - Mission Indradhanush
15 May 2017 Current Affairs:

  • Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine(PCV) for Pneumonia at Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College Hospital in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.

  • The vaccine is a part of government’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) the name of the UIP launched is " Mission Indradhanush".

  • In India, more than 1 lakh children die of pneumonia every year.

  • The vaccine will provide protection against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria which results in pneumonia.

  • This is the twelfth disease for which the Health Ministry launched a vaccine.


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