Odisha govt announces monetary assistance for expectant mothers


Bhubaneswar:  The Odisha government today announced to provide monetary assistance to expectant mothers in the state through the ‘Sampurna Yojana’.

Announcing three new schemes for the purpose, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said Rs 1,000 will be provided as transportation cost particularly to expectant mothers under Sampurna Yojana to facilitate institutional delivery in remote and inaccessible areas in the state.

Besides, the CM, conducting a review meeting of the National Health Mission (NHM), announced ASHA Kalyan Yojana for ASHA workers and a dedicated Welfare Fund for the employees working under the NHM.

The ASHA workers will be entitled to get a monthly honorarium of Rs 1,000 and a one-time incentive of Rs 10,000 on attaining 60 years of age.

The employees working under the NHM will get compensation of up to Rs 6 lakh in case of death and up to Rs 2.5 lakh for partial disability through the Employees Welfare Fund.

CM Naveen Patnaik has launched several new programmes for improvement of the health care delivery system in the state, said health and family welfare minister, Pratap Jena.

Rs 1,000 will be provided as transportation cost to expectant mothers in remote areas in the state, the CM has announced, he added.

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