National Teeka Express Launched

  • The National Teeka Express was launched by Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare at Alwar, Rajasthan . Main aim to launch National Teeka Express is to protect children from life-threatening childhood diseases.  
  • It may be mentioned that under Routine Immunization Program, ANMs collect vaccines from storage point (cold chain point) and transport them to session sites, i.e. either Sub-center or Anganwari center for carrying out vaccination. 
  • Govt. of India is providing support for distribution of vaccine from last storage point to outreach immunization session sites at Sub-centers/Anganwaris, known as Alternate Vaccine Delivery (AVD) under NRHM.
  • Designated vehicles under the brand name of ‘National Teeka Express’ will help not only in distribution of the vaccines and complementary logistics from lastcold chain point to immunization session sites but will also ensure holding of sessions at the mobile vaccination center now. 
  • Teeka Express will also collect the coverage and immunization performance reports of    the session for compilation and preparation of report at PHC.
  • In the first phase the 120 vehicles of ‘Teeka Express’’ are planned in 6 districts of 5 states namely Rajasthan  Alwar (64 vehicles); Uttar Pradesh – Sharaswati (11 vehicles); Haryana – Mewat (9); Jammu and Kashmir – Doda (8) and Poonch (10) and Madhya Pradesh – Tikamgarh (18).
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