The gynaecological wing of a authorities Major Well being Centre (PMC) within the Nilgiris district supplies authorities grants and antenatal care to pregnant ladies.
Nonetheless, the pregnant moms complained that they’ve neither obtained the advance cash of the grant nor the dietary packages from the centre close to the Ooty railway station.
They mentioned that the dietary packages profit them solely throughout being pregnant, guaranteeing good well being of mom and child. “What’s using giving it after we ship the newborn,” one among them quipped, requesting officers to expedite the distribution of the packages to us.
Every package deal accommodates a well being combine powder of 1 kilo, three bottles of iron tonic, I kg of dates, well being biscuits 500 gm and Aavin ghee 500ml with one Alpendsol pill for de-worming throughout being pregnant.
The pregnant ladies obtain Rs.18,000 underneath the Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Profit scheme. Based mostly on that, ladies who’ve registered inside 12 weeks of being pregnant will obtain Rs.2000 as advance quantity of their financial institution accounts. After three months, a diet package deal costing Rs.2000 is given within the third month. If the ladies sustain the scheduled visits to the hospital, the Rs.18,000 package deal is disbursed in 5 instalments.
One expectant mom mentioned: “We now have adopted all registration guidelines like submitting being pregnant numbers, Aadhar numbers, financial institution particulars and different ID proofs. After we requested the medical employees for the diet packages, they are saying it’s over and promise to provide us when recent consignment arrives. We’re village sanitary staff and this day by day visits are very inconvenient for us.”
They claimed that due to this they haven’t been in a position to get the federal government money grant.
The PMC, which caters to pregnant ladies from practically 36 wards apart from dealing with different obstetric points inside specified cut-off dates, conducts blood, urine, thyroid, glucose exams. The centre,
which treats contagious ailments and administers vaccinations for unwell sufferers, is provided with scan and weighing machines to report the ladies’s progress, with docs recommending protein-rich meals, fruit and veggies of their day by day food plan.
Pregnant ladies from neighbouring districts and people from north India residing in Ooty additionally register themselves in anganwadis quickly after they conceive and go to the centre for periodical check-ups.
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