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Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan, SUMAN launched

Current context: Ministry of Health and Family has launched Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan, SUMAN, initiative on 10th October 2019.
Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan, SUMAN launched
  • The initiative is launched at the 13th Conference of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare.
  • Under the SUMAN scheme, pregnant women, mothers up to 6 months after delivery, and all sick new-borns will be able to avail free healthcare benefits.
  • In order to end all preventable maternal and newborn deaths, the initiative aims to provide quality health service at no cost for denial of services for every woman and newborn visiting the public health facility.
  • Free transport from home to health institutions is also provided under the scheme.
  • The step has been taken to reduce the maternal mortality and child mortality in the country
  • Several free services are also entitled for beneficiaries visiting public health facilities, that include:
    1. At least four antenatal check-ups that also includes one checkup during the 1st trimester
    2. At least one checkup under Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan
    3. Iron Folic Acid supplementation
    4. Tetanus diptheria injection
    5. Other components of comprehensive ANC package
    6. Six home-based newborn care visits

Question: 

Q.1 Ministry of Health and Family has recently launched______ scheme to provide free healthcare benefits to pregnant women, mothers up to 6 months after delivery, and all sick new-borns?
a. SWASTHYA
b. SUMAN
c. SHILP
d. SOUMYA
Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan, SUMAN launched Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan, SUMAN launched Reviewed by Neha Verma on October 11, 2019 Rating: 5

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