Indian government is preparing to launch rota virus vaccine on trial basis in four states, Odisha, Haryana, Andra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh on 26th March.
It is very important as presently, more that 1.50 lakh children die in the country due to the disease every year, of which rotavirus accounts to 50 per cent of the deaths
The government, along with Unicef, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other stakeholders are launching the rotavirus vaccination programme and an estimated 8.53 lakh children under the age of one year will be administered the vaccine annually
This vaccine prevents diarrhea in children which is common cause of death among pediatric age group.
This will be a major step ahead towards a healthy India.