District Administration to aware the women on January 3 and 10-Additional Deputy Commissioner
LUDHIANA, January 2, 2018: The Women and Child Development Department, Punjab would run a campaign in each village on January 3 and 10 to make the women aware about Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojna (PMMVY), a maternity benefit scheme.
Under this scheme, a financial assistance of Rs 5000 would be given to pregnant women for the delivery of the first child.
Divulging the details about the health program, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Mrs. Surabhi Malik and District Program Officer Mrs. Rupinder Kaur informed that pregnant women have to register themselves at nearby Anganwari centers within 150 days of Last Menstrual Period (LMP) date and have to procure Mother-Child Health Card.
The officials revealed that the financial assistance would be given in three installments. The expecting mother will receive Rs 1,000 after registration of pregnancy as the first installment, Rs 2,000 after one ante-natal check-up following six months of pregnancy and Rs 2,000 after the childbirth is registered and has received the first cycle of vaccination.
Those women, who have delivered their first child after January 1, 2017, could also avail the benefit of the flagship scheme. The beneficiaries should have their personal bank accounts.
The Officials also disclosed that this benefit would be additional from other monetary support offered by any government department.
To enrol maximum pregnant women as beneficiaries in the scheme, Village Health Sanitation, and Nutrition Committees have been asked for holding meetings to create the awareness at the ground level.