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Mother-child scheme benefits 12,000 new mothers

DNA   |  Sep 23, 2011, 03:10AM IST

Jaipur: The health department claims success during the first week of the Rajasthan Janani Sishu Suraksha Yojana (RJSSY) and officials are declaring that more than 12,000 new mothers were benefitted by the scheme during September 12-18.

According to the health officials, 10,794 delivering mothers were provided free medicine during the first week of its implementation while 12,141 women were given food during this week.

Health Department Principal Secretary BN Sharma said, "The scheme is aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality rate in the state by providing medicine, transport and food to the delivering mother free of cost under this scheme. The newly born who needs medicines and health care up to first 30 days is also being given free.”

Officials are claiming that during the first week of the scheme's launch, 7,980 women have been benefitted by free diagnostic facilities while 5,096 expectant mothers are given transport facility. New borns of 2,677 in number were provided free medicine during this week. All district-level officers have been made nodal agencies to communicate facts about the implementation of scheme on a daily basis.
"We are committed to make this scheme a success and that includes the efforts of field staff and public representatives and common men to popularise the scheme. We have also made a committee to monitor implementation of the scheme. We have been keeping a watch through daily video conferencing," Sharma added.

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