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2019-07-26

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan : Starred Question in Loksabha

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan

(a) whether the Government is aware that under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA), many private medical practitioners are serving poor pregnant women once in every month by conducting free tests and offering free treatment in their own clinics/nursing homes; 
(b) if so, the details thereof, district, State/UT-wise; 
(c) the number of women benefited so far from the said scheme in Rajasthan, particularly in Udaipur district; 
(d) the measures being taken by the Government to honour such private medical practitioners to encourage more practitioners to extend such services; and 
(e) whether the Government proposes to take any new steps to include more farmer families under the said scheme, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

To know the answer of above questions reg. Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan please see below the full text of Loksabha Unstarred Question No.491.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 491
ANSWERED ON: 26.07.2019
Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan
Sanjay Jaiswal

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

(a) whether the Government is aware that under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA), many private medical practitioners are serving poor pregnant women once in every month by conducting free tests and offering free treatment in their own clinics/nursing homes; 

(b) if so, the details thereof, district, State/UT-wise; 

(c) the number of women benefited so far from the said scheme in Rajasthan, particularly in Udaipur district; 

(d) the measures being taken by the Government to honour such private medical practitioners to encourage more practitioners to extend such services; and 

(e) whether the Government proposes to take any new steps to include more farmer families under the said scheme, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE 
(DR. HARSH VARDHAN)

(a) to (e): A statement is laid on the Table of the House

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. 491* FOR 26TH JULY, 2019

(a) The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan has been launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India to provide fixed-day assured, comprehensive and quality antenatal care universally to all pregnant women on the 9th of every month.
OBGY specialists / Radiologists/ Doctors working in the private sector are encouraged to volunteer for the campaign and provide voluntary services at nearby government health facilities on the 9th of every month. Beside private sector doctors, the doctors in public sector are also rendering services as part of PMSMA in conducting Ante natal checkups for pregnant women. 

(b) Private doctors can register for the campaign through any of the following mechanisms:
o Toll Free Number - Doctors can call 18001801104 to register
o SMS- Doctors can SMS ‘PMSMA <Name> to 5616115
o PMSMA Portal- Register at www.pmsma.nhp.gov.in
o Register using the ‘Volunteer Registration’ Section of the Mobile Application
5799 volunteers (doctors) have registered for the campaign across the country. State / UT wise details of the same are annexed. 

(c) More than 19.8 lakh antenatal checkups have been conducted under the programme in Rajasthan and more than 67600 antenatal checkups have been conducted under the programme in Udaipur.

(d) National Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan ''IPledgefor9'' Achievers Awards Ceremony was organized on 29th June 2018. A total of 36 private sector practitioners were given individual awards and two organizations namely FOGSI and IMA were felicitated for their contributions to the initiative. A virtual ‘Hall of Fame’ has also been launched to recognize their contributions: https://pmsma.nhp.gov.in/hall-of-fame-2/. Several States such as Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Rajasthan etc. have also awarded private sector practitioners for their contribution to PMSMA. 

(e) All pregnant women including pregnant women from farmer families are entitled to receive services under PMSMA. National and State level IEC campaigns are regularly organized to encourage more and more pregnant women to avail PMSMA services. A mobile and web based application has been designed to help pregnant women find their nearest PMSMA facility. In order to access this service, pregnant women can visit https://pmsma.nhp.gov.in/or download the ''PMSMA'' mobile application.

Source: Loksabha

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