Janani Suraksha Yojana scheme implemented to reduce MMR,IMR

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Hyderabad, Mar 25 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Minister S Chandrasekhar today said the Janani Suraksha Yojana scheme was being implemented in the state from 2005 with an objective to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) by promoting institutional deliveries.

Replying to a question raised by B Kamalaker Rao (Cong) in the Legislative Council during Question Hour, the minister said the Centre was providing cash incentive under Janani Suraksha Yojana Scheme and the state government was providing cash incentive under the Sukhibhava Scheme.

Stating that the cash assistance was being paid to people living below poverty line, he said rural women in the BPL category limiting to two live births, would get Rs 1,000 (Rs 700 from the Centre and Rs 300 from the state government) for delivery in government health centres.

They would also get Rs 800 (Rs 700 from the Centre and Rs 100 from the state government) for delivery in private hospitals while urban women below the poverty line would receive Rs 600 in government institutions.

UNI BR VA ROY KK ND1530

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