New Delhi: 4th August 2011
As part of its effort to reduce maternal and infant mortality, the government has launched a new scheme for providing transport fare, free medicines and other facilities to pregnant women for delivery in hospitals, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said. Replying to a discussion on a Bill on the Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, the Health Minister said that it was for the state governments to implement the policy. The Minister informed the Rajya Sabha that under the newly-launched scheme of the Health Ministry, pregnant women from poor strata of society will get to and fro transport fare to hospitals, free medicines and also free care for the infants.
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