Support by Ministry

S.No Ministry/ Department Areas of Support
1. Ministry of Defence
  • Support in provision of immunization services in cantonment areas.
  • Support in border districts for delivery of vaccines in hard to reach areas.
  • Involvement of NCC for:
    1. Generating awareness on immunization.
    2. Support in social mobilization.
    3. Mobilizing families resistant/reluctant for vaccination
2. Ministry of Jal Shakti
  • Involvement of Swachhagrahis for informing, communicating and mobilizing the community for availing vaccination services.
3. Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Support and facilitation of Immunization sessions in the residential areas of the Central Police Organizations and Central Armed Police Force.
  • Support in border districts for delivery of vaccines in hard to reach areas.
4. Ministry of Human Resources & Development
  • Convergence with health department to generate awareness about immunization through school curriculum/extra-curricular activities around the planned phase of Intensified Mission Indradhanush.
  • Active involvement of school children in mobilizing the community during the campaign
5. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
  • Complete support of urban local bodies to support immunization.
  • Oversight and review by Municipal Commissioners of the Intensified Mission Indradhanush in their respective areas.
  • Specific directions to big municipal corporations for involvement in the campaign.
  • Identification of nodal persons from urban local bodies for convergence with health department for immunization.
  • Involvement of Self Help Groups and local CSOs in the urban areas
  • Active involvement of Self Help Groups under National Urban Livelihood Mission to increase awareness on importance of immunization in urban areas.
6. Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
  • Involvement of M o I&B in the development of communication strategies
  • Support in wide dissemination of IEC material pertaining to immunization
  • Coordination with Indian Broadcasting Federation, Private Radio channels and explore areas of support including CSR for private FM channels
7. Ministry of Labour & Employment
  • Support in identification of unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children among the registered beneficiaries of ESIC.
  • Provision of immunization services through ESIC hospitals and dispensaries.
8. Ministry of Minority Affairs
  • Generating awareness on immunization in minority communities and their mobilization to ensure full coverage of all children.
  • Inclusion of immunization details in the pre-matric scholarship forms.
  • Involvement of religious leaders in giving message on importance of immunization
9. Ministry of Panchayati Raj
  • Nomination of Panchayat secretary as nodal for community mobilization and engagement with Self Help Groups for IMI 2.0.
  • Support community meetings for awareness on importance of immunization with complete involvement of the Panchayats and Self Help Groups.
  • Proactive involvement of Gram sabhas for IEC activities and social mobilization of the community for availing vaccination services.
  • Co-ordination with and supporting health department in mobilization of beneficiaries and influencing the resistant families.
  • Review of RI activities in the area during meetings of Gram Sabha & Zila Parishads
10. Ministry of Railways
  • Utilization of spots on trains & railway stations etc. for immunization related messages.
  • Provision of immunization services through railway hospitals and dispensaries in areas of railway colonies and adjoining areas.
11. Ministry of Rural Development
  • Active engagement of Self Help Groups under NRLM in coordination with Health department for reaching and mobilizing vulnerable communities for availing vaccination services.
  • Utilizing the platform of NRLM for establishing linkages between PRIs and Community Based Organization (CBOs) for effective implementation of vaccination drives.
12. Ministry of Tribal affairs
  • Support the communication plan developed as a part of the Tribal Immunization strategy in specific states.
  • Involvement of states and district level Tribal Welfare offices for improving immunization reach specially to vaccine hesitant communities
13. Ministry of Women & Child Development
  • Sharing of data on beneficiaries with ANM/ASHA
  • AWW to support conducting head count surveys and assist in micro-plan development
  • Extra support needed from AWW in urban or other areas with no ASHAs
  • Mobilizing the pregnant women and children for vaccination
  • Monitoring of AWWs by CDPOs and DPOs.
14. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Involvement of Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) and National Service Scheme (NSS) for generating awareness and mobilization of beneficiaries.
  • Support in social mobilization.
  • Mobilizing families resistant/reluctant for vaccination.

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