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