May 16, 2018

PM Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan
Why in news?
The Union Government has launched Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) to provide free health check-ups to pregnant women at government health centres and hospitals.
 What is PM Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan?
• PMSMA aim to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) through safe pregnancies and safe deliveries.
• Target Beneficiaries: All pregnant women who are in their 2nd and 3rd Trimesters of pregnancy. It is expected to provide free antenatal care to about 3 crore pregnant women across the country.
• The services would be provided by gynecology specialists/ physicians with support from private sector doctors.In addition to antenatal checkups, services like ultrasound, blood, and urine tests will be provided to the beneficiaries.