Patiala spends Rs 31 lakh under Janani Suraksha Scheme

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Dec 26, 2014 20:30 IST

The district administration spent Rs 31 lakh in the past eight months under the National Rural Health Mission's Janani Suraksha Scheme (JSS) for women of rural areas belonging to below-poverty-line families.

Presiding over a meeting of the district health society, deputy commissioner Varun Roojam said Rs 24 lakh had been spent on ensuring proper post-delivery nutrition to mothers, under the JSS.

Under the scheme, free treatment was given to the male child for a year, and for five years for the female child, he said.

The DC said 10,764 institutional deliveries had been conducted during the same period.
As many as 286 villages were provided with mobile medical units where villagers were treated for free.

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