Gujarat has one of India’s worst immunisation records
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Among larger Indian states, Gujarat has the least number of vaccinated children: 50.4 per cent (2015-16 data). The immunisation rate of the fourth-richest state (2013-14) is now worse than that of some of the most backwards states — Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, called Bimaru (or sick) states. While Gujarat’s current immunisation rate is up 11.5 per cent from the previous decade, it is now 11.6 percentage points below the national average of 62 per cent, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data from 1991 to 2015-16. In 2005-06, the state’s vaccination coverage, at 45.2 per cent, had been above India’s average of 43.5 per cent. Further, the current numbers are only slightly higher than the figures the state reported 23 years ago, in 1992-93. Till recently, the Bimaru states, along with Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Assam and Meghalaya, held the worst child vaccination records in the country....

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