PMSMA launched

ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner, Tai Kaye, who also is the Chairman of District Health Society, on Monday last, launched the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) at Tomo Riba Institute of Hospital and Medical Science (TRIHMS), Naharlagun.
The PMSMA is a new initiative of the Narendra Modi Government aimed at boosting the health care facilities for pregnant women, especially the poor. Pregnant women will be given free health check-up and required treatment for free on the 9th of every month under the programme. The scheme is applicable for pregnant women to avail in all government hospitals.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC called upon the health officials for effective implementation of the programme to achieve its main objective.
District RCH Officer, Dr. J Ado highlighted on the aims and objective of PMSMA through PowerPoint presentation while, DMO Dr. T Kampu appealed to all the health workers to take part in the programme to provide quality ANC to dropped out or missed pregnant women in routine ANC.
Medical Superintendent, Dr. D Raina said that there will be special ANC clinic on every 9th of month besides daily routine ANC in the hospital.
Gynaecologist Head of Dept. of Obs & Gynae, Dr. B Mala also spoke during the programme and assured to have special ANC in the hospital with adequate logistics.
Earlier, a total of 32 Ante Natal Checkups were done during the day at TRIHMS, Naharlagun.
The PMSMA has also been launched in all the health facilities (CHCs/PHCs) of the district.
DIPRO adds from Bomdila: District Health Society, West Kameng launched the PMSMA at District Hospital Bomdila on Monday last. On the day of launching the programme, six missed out and dropped out pregnant women from Bomdila and Rupa block underwent antenatal check up and laboratory investigation. They were also given Iron folic acid tablets and vaccinated with Tetanus Toxide (TT) injection. They also underwent ultrasonography screening to determine the size and position of the foetus.

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