Women giving birth to babies at hospitals to get incentive

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
  • Updated: Jul 02, 2015 08:47 IST

The payment given under Janani Suraksha Yojna (JSY) to women delivering babies at hospitals will be transferred online to their bank accounts from August 1.

In the first phase, this facility will be implemented at all the district hospitals, subdivision hospitals and community health centres, informed Naveen Jain, mission director, National Health Mission (NHM), on Wednesday.

Jain was addressing a workshop of district reproductive and child health officers on making an action plan on Rajasthan Navjat Suraksha Yojana at State Institution of Health and Family Welfare in Jaipur.

At present, the JSY incentive of Rs 1,000 in urban areas and Rs 1,400 in rural areas is given to the women delivering babies at government health institutions and JSY registered private hospitals.

Jain said, “Efforts are being made to open zero balance account of pregnant women with the help of Asha Sahayoginis and health workers.”

He said many innovative programmes such as labour room management action plan are being launched to bring down maternal and infant mortality rate. Along with, training programmes are being organised for the medical personnel to enhance their skill.

NHM additional mission director Neeraj K Pawan, Reproductive and Child Health director Dr VK Mathur, SIHFW director Dr ML Jain, representatives from Unicef, UNFPA, Antara Foundation and other officials were present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, the non-communicable disease (NCD) unit of the health department will organise a daylong workshop on stroke management for medicine and emergency department of medical college and district hospitals at SIHFW in Jaipur on Thursday.

The NCD unit nodal officer said that renowned doctors will address the workshop from 10am to 4pm.

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