Expecting mothers urged to avail benefits of PMSMA

Port Blair
6 Jan 2017

The Govt, of India has launched a new initiative the "Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Mantritiva Abhiyan (PMSMA)" to ensure quality antenatal care to pregnant women in the country. Under the campaign a minimum package of antenatal care services would be provided to the beneficiaries on the 9th day of every mcnth at the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritiva Clinics (District Hospital CHCs, PHCs and UHCs) to ensure that every pregnant woman receives at least one checkup' in the 2nd & 3rd trimester of pregnancy by doctors/Gynecologist.

The PMSMA clinic will help in providing quality antenatal care and also detection, referral, treatment, follow up of high risk pregnancy and women having complications. If the 9th day of the month is Sunday/Holiday, then the clinic should be organized on next working day. During this campaign, trained service provider and ASHA will focus their efforts to identify and reach out to pregnant women who have not registered for antenatal care (left out/missed Antenatal Care) and also those who have registered but not avail antenatal care services (drop out) as well as high risk pregnant women.