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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. 


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