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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 489
ANSWERED ON:  20.07.2018
PMSMA
R. PARTHIPAN
Will the Minister of



HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-


Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Prime Minister’s Safe Motherhood Campaign (Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Mahtritva Abhiyan-PMSMA) is progressing successfully;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) the details of projects/schemes launched by State Governments under the PMSMA, State/UT-wise;

(d) whether it will provide free ante-natal care to all pregnant women across the country; and

(e) if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)
(a): The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) has been introduced in 2016 to ensure quality antenatal care to pregnant women in their 2nd/ 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. It is progressing successfully.

(b): Since its launch in 2016, following key services have been provided under PMSMA:
• Over 1.35 crore antenatal checkups have been conducted under the progamme
• Over 7 lakh women with high risk conditions have been identified
• Over 5000 private sector volunteers have registered to provide services under PMSMA.

( c): PMSMA has been implemented by all the States/ Union Territories across the country and antenatal checkups are conducted by States/ UTs on the 9th of every month under the programme. Several states have devised need based strategies for effective implementation of the programme.

(d) & (e): Since its inception in 2016, free quality antenatal services are provided to all pregnant women visiting 13047 PMSMA sites across the country. Over 1.35 crore antenatal checkups have been conducted under the progamme till date.
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