Immunization rates among children are increasing; Research by professors in Pune leader

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Pune : Leader News Service : The proportion of children in the country who have not received a single dose of the DTP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis) vaccine included in the National Immunization Program has declined from 33 percent to 6.6 percent over the past 30 years. Dr. Professor at Flame University in Pune has researched that the vaccination rate among children is increasing. It has been done by Sunil Rajpal. Dr. According to Rajpal, between 2006 and 2016, financial funds for maternal and child health programs were made available in large numbers. Similarly, the National Health Mission was launched. Due to this, the vaccination rate also increased. In the corona epidemic, some effect was seen on vaccination.

Rajpal conducted a comparative study of data from the National Family Health Survey. Accordingly, the vaccination gap between urban and rural areas has been observed to decrease over the years. Dr. Pal along with Akhil Kumar of Harvard University, Meera Johari, Rockley Kim and S. V. Subramanian also analyzed this study. The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

What is the picture in the state (percentage)
In 1993, the proportion of children with 0-dose status was highest in Jharkhand at 63.3 percent. The ratio was 56 percent in Bihar, Rajasthan (51.7), Uttar Pradesh (48.5), Nagaland (78.8), Meghalaya (62.9), Arunachal Pradesh (49.7) and Mizoram (16.4). In 2021
The proportion of children with 0-dose status is 17 percent in Meghalaya, Nagaland (16.1), Mizoram (14.3), and Arunachal Pradesh (12.6).

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