New Delhi: The central government says that some media reports have alleged that millions of Indian children have missed their routine vaccinations due to disruptions caused by Kovid, increasing the risk of future outbreaks and deaths. The government says that these reports are not based on facts and do not show the true picture.
The Union Health Ministry said that it is clarified that since the outbreak of Kovid, the focus of the Ministry of Health has been on maintaining essential services including vaccination under Universal Immunization Program (UIP).
It is clarified that since the COVID outbreak, the Health Ministry has been focused on maintaining essential services including immunization under Universal Immunization Program (UIP): Union Health Ministry
— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2021
The Union Health Ministry said that the ministry has worked with all states and union territories and development partners to take immediate action to reduce the negative effects of corona and ensure that children get life-saving vaccines under UIP.
The Union Health Ministry said that as a result of the commitment of the Government of India and the public health workforce, the country has achieved 99% DTP3 coverage in the first quarter (January-March) of 2021 as measured by HMIS. This is the highest DTP3 coverage ever.
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