Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan | Govt Scheme for UPSC, IAS

It is a scheme implemented by the Health Ministry to provide free health check-ups to pregnant women at government health centres and hospitals in both rural and urban areas. Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) program aims to provide pregnant ladies free ante-natal services (ANC) and other required necessary treatments for free on the 9th of every month.

Objectives

  • Provide healthy life to the pregnant women.
  • Lowering the maternity mortality rate.
  • Making pregnant women aware of their health issues and diseases.
  • Making sure safe delivery and healthy life of the baby.

Beneficiary: The scheme is applicable only for pregnant women in their pregnancy period of 3 to 6 months.

Facilities: The scheme provides all kinds of medical checkups completely free to pregnant women. These checkups take place at medical centres, government and private hospitals and private clinics across the country. These free of cost tests includes blood pressure, sugar level, weight, haemoglobin test, blood test and screening.

Color Coding: Women will be marked differently using different color stickers based on their health problems so that doctors can easily detect the problem.Different color stickers will be Red Sticker for Serious patients, Blue Sticker for High blood pressure and Yellow Sticker for Other diseases.

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