Free Delivery Scheme for Pregnant Women in Himachal Now!

Himachal Pradesh government has always been industrious when it comes to women empowerment or to provide services to the women. Yet moving a step ahead, health department of Himachal Pradesh has launched a free of cost transportation service to the pregnant women to the hospital for delivery on 15th September, 2010. Either taxi or ambulance will be provided by the health department for carrying the pregnant women to the nearest medical hospital.

Under this scheme, pregnant women of any category can avail this free transport facility to the hospitals for delivery. Another important feature of this scheme is that the person accompanying the pregnant women will be allowed to enter inside the labor room and build the confidence of pregnant women during delivery. Earlier only doctors were allowed to enter the labor room and no relatives of the pregnant women. This will surely help to get rid of the cases of infants being kidnapped or exchanged and will also avoid unskilled deliveries.

This cash less delivery scheme will be soon available in 75 medical hospitals in Himachal Pradesh. Earlier, the scheme was planned to be launched on 15th August, 2010 but was postponed and launched on 15th September, 2010. This scheme will be launched in district hospitals Nahan, Poanta Sahib, Dadahu, Shillai, Sarahan, Rajgarh and Nohradhar initially and later in other prominent health institutions of Himachal Pradesh.


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