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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Scheme for healthcare of women and children

Scheme for healthcare of women and children


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  3420
ANSWERED ON  23.12.2014

Scheme for healthcare of women and children


3420 Smt. Jaya Bachchan
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to satate :-

3420. SHRIMATI JAYA BACHCHAN:

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:


(a) whether Government has taken note of the poor health of women and children in the country;

(b) if so, whether Government intends to implement any scheme for cheap and proper health care of women and children in the country;

(c) if so, the details thereof; and

(d) if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
 
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)

(a) to (c ): Yes, Government of India is aware of the health status of women and children in the country. However, since public health is a state subject, GOI has been providing financial and technical support to the States/UTs for implementing various targeted health interventions through the following Programmes:

1. Reproductive and Child Health Programme Phase I (RCH-I) during 1997 to 2005.

2. Reproductive and Child Health Programme Phase II (RCH-II) under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) during 2005 to 2010.

3. Reproductive, Maternal, Neo-natal, Child Health + Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A ) approach under National Health Mission from 2013 onwards. 

Under the above programmes, assistance for various schemes/interventions viz., Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK), Universal Immunization Programme, creation of state-of- the- art 100 /50 /30 bedded Maternal and Child Health Wings (MCH wings) in the District Hospitals , Special Newborn Care Units (SNCUs, Newborn Stabilisation Units (NBSU) Newborn Care Corners (NBCCs), Home Based Newborn Care (HBNC), establishment of Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres (NRC) etc., are provided by GOI. Further, recent launching of India Newborn Action Plan in response to the Global Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) takes forward the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. 

The details of these schemes are placed in public domain on Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s Website i.e. http://nrhm.gov.in/nrhm-components/rmnch-a.html

(d): Question does not arise.

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