Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J.P Nadda handed over the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan ‘I Pledge for 9 Achievers Award’ for reduction in maternal mortality rate recently in Delhi to Meghalaya.
More than one crore women have been provided antenatal check-up under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA), aimed at reducing maternal mortality rate (MMR) across the country.
Reducing maternal mortality is one of the key goals of the national health mission
Chhattisgarh received two national awards for good performance in the health sector on Friday. The State was awarded with the “I pledge for 9” Achievers Award for better implementation of Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyaan (PMSMA) and for registering a significant fall in the rate of Maternal Mortality Rate(MMR).
Chhattisgarh Health Minister Ajay Chandrakar received the award from Union Health Minister J P Nadda at a function here.
Three private doctors from Chhattisgarh -two from Bilaspur and one from Raipur -were also awarded with the ‘I pledge for 9’ Achievers Award. Two gynaecologists from Bilaspur Dr Geeta Sharma and Suparna Mishra and Dr Pooja Uppadhyay from Raipur were given the awards. Union Ministers of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Anupriya Patel and Health Ministers of other States were present at the function.
Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyaan (PMSMA) is aimed at providing assured, a comprehensive and quality antenatal care, free of cost, universally given to all pregnant month and reducing MMR and IMR. Pregnant women were given free of cost medicines at the camp. Chhattisgarh has been first in registering a reduction in the MMR. As per the SRS (Sample Registration System), report in the year 2011-13, MMR in Chhattisgarh was 221 per 100000 live births.
The State has registered a remarkable fall of 48 in the MMR. So far, 258 private doctors have registered themselves for the PMSMA.
The scheme has so far benefitted 4 lakh 19 thousand pregnant women. IMR in Chhattisgarh has reduced to 39 per 1000 live births in 2017 from 70 per 1000 live births in 2003.
Chhattisgarh Health Secretary Niharika Barik Singh, Mission Director (NHM) Surveshwar Narendra Bhure and Deputy Director Dr Alka Gupta were present at the function.
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J.P Nadda said, “In just 23 months, we have achieved 1.3 crore antenatal check-ups at 12,900 healthcare facilities across the country, said Nadda during the programme.
He added that the health department has identified 6.5 lakh high-risk pregnancies.
Nadda further said that providing quality services to over 2 crore pregnant women in India required amalgamation of far reaching vision, policy and implementation at the ground level. “One of our biggest achievements is that the programme has been successful in reaching out to difficult and some of the remotest areas of the country”, he said.
Dr Suman S. Bhalke, obstetrician and gynaecologist and Managing Director of Bhalke Vydehi Hospital, Bidar, received the ‘I Pledge For 9 Achievers Award.’ Dr. Bhalke was the only person to win from Karnataka.
The award was instituted by the Centre, as part of its Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA). The PMSMA is aimed at encouraging private sector practitioners to provide antenatal care to pregnant women from economically weaker sections at government-monitored centres periodically.
Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan “I Pledge for 9” Achievers Award
Friday 29 July, The Oval, Hyatt Regency,New Delhi 4.30 pm
India has made impressive progress in reducing maternal deaths, achieving the targets of MDG 5. The government’s efforts at improving access to maternal health services leading to increase in institutional births has significantly contributed to groundbreaking reduction in Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) by 22 percent from 2013 levels. Furthering the gain, Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) launched in 2016 with the highest level of political commitment is a mission in advancing India’s course of achieving Sustainable Development Goals for MMR below 70 by 2030.
In this context, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India is organizing PMSMA “I Pledge for 9”Achievers Award to felicitate the exemplary services of individuals & teams, outstanding support of institutions and highest commitment from partners in achieving the mission’s objectives of safe motherhood to every woman in the country in the presence of Hon’ble Minster of Healhhth and Family Welfare, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda and other senior Government representatives.
You are cordially invited to attend the awards function and interact with the awardees