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They have also been provided with health cards, said AMC Commissioner Dr Siddharth Shiv Jaiswal(PTI (Representative Image))

Agartala civic body holds screening, immunisation drive for its sanitation workers

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Agartala, Tripura
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Hundreds of vulnerable frontline workers, mainly engaged with keeping the city clean, were immunised against tetanus, typhoid and hepatitis as well as screened for non-communicable diseases.
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There is no reason for us to not make an effort to ensure 100% vaccination(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
There is no reason for us to not make an effort to ensure 100% vaccination(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

India’s immunisation drive: Battling diseases, ensuring a healthy future

By Harsh Vardhan
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 07:52 PM IST
The government aimed to increase the immunisation coverage of children to 90%. The result was heartening
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Union health ministry will launch the second phase of nationwide immunisation drive in the second week of December.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Union health ministry will launch the second phase of nationwide immunisation drive in the second week of December.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Health ministry’s intensified immunisation drive to reach 90% children

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 09:29 PM IST
About 87% children are covered under the government’s universal immunisation programme (UIP), which is a significant jump from the national average of 70% in 2014.
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