‘NARI SHAKTI’ TAKES CENTER STAGE; UNION FINANCE MINISTER ANNOUNCES VACCINATION TO PREVENT CERVICAL CANCER

Aiming for Viksit Bharat by 2047 and with a sharp focus and providing momentum to Nari Shakti, Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today proposed vaccination to prevent Cervical Cancer and amalgamation of various schemes for maternal and child care, as she presented the Interim Budget 2024-25 in Parliament today.

The vaccination programme will be for girls in the age group of 9 to 14 years for prevention of cervical cancer.  The Government will encourage this vaccination among the eligible categories, she added. 

To bring synergy in various programmes for maternal and child care, the Union Finance Minister proposed that one comprehensive programme will be created.  She further added that Anganwadi Centres to be upgraded under ‘Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0’ will be expedited.  She expressed that this will improve nutrition delivery, early childhood care and development.

To further the Digital India initiative of the Government, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman proposed that newly designed U-WIN platform to be rolled out expeditiously throughout the country.  This platform will be used for managing immunization and furthering the efforts under Mission Indradhanush, she added.

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