Matru Vandhana Saptah launched in State

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Dimapur, December 3: Peren District officially launched Matru Vandhana Saptah on the theme ‘Towards building a healthy nation – Surakshit janini, Vikshit Dharini’ on December 2 at ADC Office, Jalukie town. The launching programme was organized by Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandhan Yojana (PMMVY) in collaboration with Department of Social Welfare, Peren District and was graced by ADC Jalukie town, Dr Tinujongshi Chang.
PMMVY District coordinator Keyizieteing Ndang stated that Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandhana Yojana (PMMVY) is a conditional maternity benefit program which was implemented using the platform of the Anganwadi Centres and it came into effect in Nagaland in the year 2017. He mentioned the objectives of PMMVY schemes are to provide partial compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentives so that the woman can take adequate rest before and after delivery of the first living child and also to encourage Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM) to seek an improved health and nutrition behaviour.
ADC Jalukie, Dr Tinujongshi Chang while launching the programme requested the Department of Social Welfare and Medical Department to work hand in hand for the successful conduct of the programme and also assured full support from the District administration. He urged the line departments to widespread awareness about the PMMVY program even at the grassroot level.
Wokha: Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha formally launched the Matru Vandana Saptha 2019 in the DC’s conference hall under the theme ‘Towards building a healthy nation – Surakshit Janani, Viksit Dharin’ on December 2.
Launching the programme, the DC said this scheme/programme has been initiated under the Department of Social Welfare by GoI with an aim to provide cash incentive to first time mother/pregnant mother to encourage them in seeking health care behavior that will lead to adequate care of their health and the child’s health as well.
DPA, PMMVY Wokha, Emilo Ovung, highlighting in brief about PMMVY, said PMMVY is a maternity benefit scheme/programme that is implemented in all the districts of the country, where cash incentives are given to the first time mother/pregnant mother in three installments. She also stated that till 30th November 2019, Wokha district has a total of 1400 beneficiaries under these schemes.
Later, the DC distributed baby kits under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, followed by selfie time for mothers with first child/pregnant mother.
(Page News Service)