Tuesday, August 02, 2011

TN moms to get cash for vaccines

Tamil Nadu has always become a front runner in new & innovative public welfare Ideas. Like the mid day meal in the 80's to the post-election offerings in the state promising BPL card holders many free-bees. Resuming the same spirit to serve the people the state govt has announced to give cash to the to be moms for a healthy nutritious health condition during delivery to strengthen the immune system.   

the times of india says...

The state government will soon pay mothers who get their newborns vaccinated as per the immunization schedule. This will help the health department track the health of mothers and their children in the below poverty line category and bring down maternal and infant deaths.  

The scheme is perhaps the first of its kind in the country and is intended to arrest the decline in immunisation. Health department officials have decided that under the revised Muthulakshmi Reddy Scheme every pregnant woman will be given a smart card with her medical details. The health department will transfer Rs 4,000 to her bank account after she registers with a government healthcare unit.
The money is to help her have nutritious food and avoid anaemia during pregnancy. If the woman delivers at a government hospital, the state will transfer another Rs 4,000. At present, the department gives Rs 6,000 in two equal installments.

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