The Pioneer, January 20, Bhopal
All expectant mothers getting admission for deliveries in State Government hospitals general wards would get the benefit of the Janani Suraksha Yojna. The provision was made as per the directives of the Union Government. Also, increase has been made in the amount given to the beneficiaries in order to encourage institutional deliveries. The expectant mothers of the rural areas will now get Rs 1,400 in place of Rs 700. Similarly Rs 1,000 will be paid to the expectant mothers in the urban areas. Moreover, an amount of Rs 600 and Rs 200 is being paid to the person encouraging institutional deliveries of rural and urban area respectively.
The Janani suraksha yojna was implemented in the State on August 15, 2005. A total of 2,64,656 women has been benefited under the scheme so far. It has been noticed that after the amendment in the scheme to encourage institutional deliveries, the number of the women getting benefited is increasing day by day. It may be mentioned that in order to extend benefit of the scheme to the maximum women, many rules have been relaxed including exemption from the age limit as well as children limit.