Study Material | Test Series
Drishti IAS
call1800-121-6260 / 011-47532596
Drishti The Vision Foundation
(A unit of VDK Eduventures Pvt. Ltd.)
mains Test Series 2018

Offer Details

Get 1 Year FREE Magazine (Current Affairs Today) Subscription
(*On a Minimum order value of Rs. 15,000 and above)

Get 6 Months FREE Magazine (Current Affairs Today) Subscription
(*On an order value between Rs. 10, 000 and Rs. 14,999)

Get 3 Months FREE Magazine (Current Affairs Today) Subscription
(*On an order value between Rs.5,000 and Rs. 9,999)

Offer period 11th - 18th August, 2018

3-day Nationwide Initiative to Improve Women's Health
Mar 11, 2015

In a major initiative towards ensuring better health for women of the country, a 3-day special nationwide campaign was launched by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry from 8-10 March.

  • Under the initiative, special health check-up camps were held at the District Hospitals, Sub-district Hospitals (SDHs) and Community Health Centers (CHCs). 

  • These offered free of charge health check-up to all women, including pregnant women across the country. 

  • For better health of women of the country this initiative helped to reach this objective.

  • The CHCs/SDHs/District Hospitals screened and carried out necessary investigation, as needed, of all the women who visited during this initiative. Treatment was provided free of cost. 

  • All women aged 40-60 years were screened for breast cancer and between 30-60 years for cervical cancer. 

  • Antenatal and postnatal care services were also provided and Mother and Child Protection (MCP) cards were issued to the women. 

  • Identified high risk pregnant women were flagged on the MCP cards. Such cases were referred to higher level health facilities. 

  • Family Planning services were be offered free of cost at the camps. 

  • The women were counseled on birth preparedness, danger signs during pregnancy, nutrition, institutional delivery and Post-Partum Family Planning (PPFP), care during pregnancy and postnatal care, breastfeeding and complementary feeding, importance of nutrition including iron-folic acid consumption and calcium supplementation, importance of institutional delivery, identification of referral transport, entitlements under Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) and Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK). 

  • One ASHA was felicitated in each Block in the States for her contribution to women’s empowerment and community healthcare. 

Helpline Number : 87501 87501
To Subscribe Newsletter and Get Updates.