ASHA, anganwadi staff get health cover

  • Health cover under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana will be extended to all Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) and anganwadi workers and helpers.
  • The U-WIN platform will be rolled out, which captures vaccination status and maintains an electronic registry of routine immunisations.
  • It will digitise India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP).

Universal Immunization Programme (UIP)

Launched in 1985, the scheme  aims to provide free, universal immunisation against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Key features of the UIP:

  • Targets: Children from birth to adolescence and pregnant women.
  • Vaccines: Protects against 12 life-threatening diseases
  • Delivery: Through a network of government health facilities, outreach camps, and mobile units.

Funding: Fully funded by the central government.

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