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Mission Indradhanush begins

The much waited children immunization gets underway on Monday to keep seven dreaded diseases at bay in the state.

Launched under the `Mission Indradhanush, the programme in this phase covers eight districts - Hailakandi, Karimganj, Dhubri, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara. Darramg and Nagaon.

Health officials in Dispur told Assam Times that the immunization program is covering unvaccinated children below two years.

“It would protect the children from diseases - Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Polio, Tuberculosis, Measles and Hepatitis B,” said a senior official.

According to information, immunization is taking place in 2,060 places in the eight districts with 300 mobile teams.

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