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Health Schemes for Rural Women

Context: The National Health Mission (NHM), a Centrally Sponsored Scheme, aims to provide universal access to equitable, affordable & quality healthcare services to all sections of society, including rural women.

Various Health Schemes for Rural Women

Ayushman Bharat – Health & Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs)
  • Sub- Health Centres (SHC), Primary Health Centres (PHC) and Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHC) have been transformed into Ayushman Bharat- Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) to deliver twelve packages of Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) which is universal, free and close to the community.
  • These AB-HWCs will provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care, by expanding and strengthening the existing Reproductive & Child Health services and Communicable Diseases services.
  • Initially it will start with the common NCDs such as, Hypertension, Diabetes and 3 common cancers of Oral, Breast and Cervix.
  • It will incrementally add primary healthcare services for Mental health, ENT, Ophthalmology, Oral health, Geriatric and Palliative health care and Trauma care apart from Health promotion and wellness activities like Yoga.
Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) It provides health coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year to poor and vulnerable families in the country as per Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC).
Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) Aims to provide assured, dignified, respectful and quality healthcare at zero cost and will adopt zero tolerance for denial of services for every woman and newborn visiting public health facilities to avoid all preventable maternal and newborn deaths.
Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) It is a demand promotion and conditional cash transfer scheme for promoting institutional delivery among rural women.
Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) Every pregnant woman will be entitled to free delivery, including C-section, in government hospitals along with the provision of free transport, diagnostics, medicines, other consumables & diet.
Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) The scheme provides pregnant women a fixed day, free of cost assured and quality antenatal check up by a Specialist on the 9th day of every month.
LaQshya Aims to improve the quality of care in labour room and maternity operation theatres to ensure that pregnant women receive quality care during delivery and immediate post-partum.
Monthly Village Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Day (VHSND) VHSND is an outreach activity at Anganwadi centers for providing maternal and child care including nutrition in convergence with the ICDS.
Reproductive and child health (RCH) portal
  • Web-based tracking system for pregnant women and new born will be undertaken so as to ensure seamless provision of regular and complete services to them.
  • MCP Card and Safe Motherhood Booklet will be distributed to the pregnant women for informing them on diet, rest, danger signs of pregnancy, benefit schemes and institutional deliveries.
Delivery Points ‘Delivery Points’ have been strengthened across the country in terms of infrastructure, equipment, and trained manpower for provision of comprehensive RMNCAH+N services.
Maternal and Child Health (MCH) MCH Wings will be set up at high caseload facilities to improve the quality of care provided to mothers and children.
First Referral Units (FRUs) FRUs will be enhanced by ensuring manpower, blood storage units, and referral linkages to improve the access to quality of care for pregnant women.
Other Schemes
  • Mission Parivar Vikas
  • Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics (AFHCs)
  • Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS)
  • Menstrual Hygiene Scheme
  • Facility Based Newborn Care (FBNC)
  • Home Based Care for Young Child (HBYC)
  • Social Awareness and Actions to Neutralize Pneumonia Successfully (SAANS)
  • Home Based Newborn Care Program
  • Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK)
  • Early Childhood Development (ECD)
  • Anemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) strategy
  • Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC)
  • Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) program

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