Monday, 16 May 2016

A Giant Leap to Fully Immunize Every Child

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) had launched Mission Indradhanush on 25th December 2014. The ultimate goal of Mission Indradhanush is to ensure full immunization with all available vaccines for children up to two years and pregnant women.

With an aim of expanding immunization coverage to all children across India by year 2020, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri J.P. Nadda launched the NHP-Indradhanush mobile app for immunization at the National Family Planning Summit 2016. The mobile app has been developed to cater to parents to help them in tracking the immunization of their children.

Following are some of the key features of the App:
  • User can add baby and corresponding details
  • User can set reminders for each baby on immunization
  • User can add new immunization in addition to the recommended ones
  • The application is designed to work on Android phones for now.
Available in two languages (Hindi and English) the app details out each aspect of immunization. The app helps to provide Vaccine Schedule for a child and keep a track of vaccinations given and due.

As per the April statistics by Mobbo, the app has got good response across all age groups. The maximum app downloads, i.e 37.78% were recorded from the age group of 25-34 followed by 26.67% from the age group of 18-24. The gender details show that the 65.6% of the app users are Females and 94% of the users use mobile device to use the app.

The NHP Indradhanush App aims to take away pressure of having to remember life critical information amidst handling work and home for the parents. It has paved a new way for young parents in tracking the immunization of their children and has added more scope for the nation to fully immunize every child.

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