CM bats for zero infant mortality

The Chief Minister constituted a committee with senior officials to prepare an action plan and finalise modalities for sanction of Rs 12,000 maternity assistance

By Author  |  Published: 6th Apr 2017  10:20 pm
KCR Kits
File photo: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao having a brief look at the items to be distributed to pregnant women under KCR Kit programme, in Hyderabad.

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said that financial assistance extended by the government for pregnant women encouraging institutional deliveries help ensure zero morality rate in the State.

He had a review on the institutional deliveries and government support through the issue of KCR kits. He directed the officials of the departments concerned to that the assistance of Rs 12000 being paid by the government must help impart healthy habits. Uncomplicated delivery and healthy child is what every pregnant woman thinks of.

The Chief Minister constituted a committee with senior officials to prepare an action plan and finalise modalities for sanction of Rs 12,000 maternity assistance, distribution of KCR Kits and Ammavadi Programme.

The committee includes Shanti Kumari, Vakati Karuna, Smita Sabharwal, Priyanka Varghese and Yogita Rana.

Chief Minister has all the items sought to be distributed as part of KCR Kits. Mosquito mesh, soaps, shampoos, powders, towels, diapers and others items to come under the list.

Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare Vakati Karuna informed that tenders have already been called for the supply of kits and KCR kits will be supplied from May.

“The poor pregnant women are going for their daily wage work even being in an advanced stage of pregnancy to support their families. This is not having an adverse impact on their health. It will have bearing on health of the new born as well.

The women in an advanced stage of pregnancy should stay away from work. They should stay at home till the child was two to three-month old. Women giving birth to girl child will be given Rs 1,000 additionally.

Names of the pregnant women should be registered. They should be undergoing medical tests at regular intervals. They should be supplied with the required medicines. We have Anganwadi teachers, ANMs and Asha workers and find out how we can enlist their services, he said.

Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary SP Singh, Senior officers Shanti Kumari, Vakati Karuna, Smita Sabharwal, Priyanka Varghese and others have participated.