Chief Minister Sri K Chandrashekhar Rao said that financial assistance given by the government at the time of delivery of pregnant women and issue of KCR Kits should impart good healthy habits to both mother and child. The CM hoped that in the State there should be Zero infant Mortality rate and the future generation should grow up healthy.
The CM held a review meeting on the Rs 12,000 financial assistance given by the government to the poor pregnant woman who will have her delivery in the government hospitals as well as supply of KCR Kits to the infants. Chief Advisor Sri Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Sri SP Singh, Senior officers Ms Shanti Kumari, Ms Vakati Karuna, Ms Smita Sabharwal, Ms Priyanka Varghese and others have participated. The CM has examined the items given through KCR Kits. Mosquito Mesh, Soaps, Shampoos, powders, towels, diapers and others items formed part of KCR Kits. Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare Ms Vakati Karuna informed that tenders have already been called for the supply of kits and KCR kits will be supplied from May.
The CM has constituted a Committee with senior women officials to prepare an action plan for the implementation of Rs 12,000 financial assistance, KCR Kits and Ammavadi Programmes. The committee includes Ms Shanti Kumari, Ms Vakati Karuna, Ms Smita Sabharwal, Ms Priyanka Varghese and Ms Yogita Rana.
“The poor pregnant women are going for their daily wage work even at the advanced stage of pregnancy to run their families. This is not only causing adverse affects on their health but also badly affecting health of the new born. The women should not go to work when they are at the advance stage of pregnancy and till the child becomes two to three months old. This is the reason why we have decided to give financial assistance. Rs 12,000 per person will be given to each and every pregnant woman who goes for delivery in the government hospitals. However, the officials should finalise on how many installments the financial assistance given and from which time. Rs 1000 will be given additionally if the newborn is a girl child. Names of the pregnant women should be registered. They should be undergoing