Central Government Claiming Reports Of Impact On Vaccination Of Children Due To Covid19 Are Not Based On Facts

PTI, Delhi

Published by: Jeet Kumar
Updated Sat, 17 Jul 2021 12:20 AM IST

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The Ministry of Health said that it is clarified that following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry is focused towards maintaining essential services including immunization under Universal Immunization Program (UIP).

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The government clarified on Friday that it has worked with states, union territories and other partners to reduce the negative effects of COVID-19, and is striving to ensure that children are covered under the universal immunization programme. Get life saving vaccines under

A day before this clarification, UNICEF had said that in India, the largest number of children in the world, 3.5 million children were not vaccinated or they did not get all the vaccines.

The health ministry said in a statement that it has been alleged in some media reports that millions of Indian children have missed their routine immunizations due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, leading to future disease outbreaks and deaths. risk has increased. These reports are not based on facts and do not show the correct picture.

The Ministry of Health said that it is clarified that following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry is focused towards maintaining essential services including immunization under Universal Immunization Program (UIP).

The Ministry has worked with all States, UTs and development partners towards mitigating the negative impacts of COVID-19 and has taken immediate action to ensure that children receive life-saving vaccines under UIP.

In addition, as a result of the commitment of the Government of India and the public health workforce, the country has achieved 99 per cent DTP3 coverage in the first quarter (January-March) of 2021 as measured by HMIS, the statement said. This is the highest DTP3 coverage ever measured. Several other steps have also been taken to reduce the negative impacts of COVID-19 on immunization services.

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The government clarified on Friday that it has worked with states, union territories and other partners to reduce the negative effects of COVID-19, and is striving to ensure that children are covered under the universal immunization programme. Get life saving vaccines under

A day before this clarification, UNICEF had said that in India, the largest number of children in the world, 3.5 million children were not vaccinated or they did not get all the vaccines.

The health ministry said in a statement that it has been alleged in some media reports that millions of Indian children have missed their routine immunizations due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, leading to future disease outbreaks and deaths. risk has increased. These reports are not based on facts and do not show the correct picture.

The Ministry of Health said that it is clarified that following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry is focused towards maintaining essential services including immunization under Universal Immunization Program (UIP).

The Ministry has worked with all States, UTs and development partners towards mitigating the negative impacts of COVID-19 and has taken immediate action to ensure that children receive life-saving vaccines under UIP.

In addition, as a result of the commitment of the Government of India and the public health workforce, the country has achieved 99 per cent DTP3 coverage in the first quarter (January-March) of 2021 as measured by HMIS, the statement said. This is the highest DTP3 coverage ever measured. Several other steps have also been taken to reduce the negative impacts of COVID-19 on immunization services.

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