Health Department

Date : 01/01/2021 - 31/12/2023 | Sector: Health

1.Amma Baby Care kit

In the floor of assembly, the Hon’ble Chief Minister on 12.08-2014 announced that all the babies born in Government institutions will be given Amma Baby Care Kit worth of Rs.1000. Amma Baby Care Kits are distributed with the objective of improving the hygiene of the postnatal mothers and the newborn baby and inculcating hygienic practices among the mothers for self and baby care. The visionary and pioneering scheme was launched by the Hon’ble Chief Minister on 8.9.2015. The Amma Baby Care kit contains 16 items viz. baby towel, baby dress, baby bed, baby protective net, baby napkin, baby oil, baby shampoo, baby soap, baby soap box, baby nail clipper, baby rattle, baby toy, liquid hand wash, bathing soap, sowbagya sundi lehiyam and a kit bag to securely keep all the items.

2.Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram

WIFS (Weekly iron Folic Acid tablet) Facility based RKSK Services (clinics and counseling) Community based RKSK Services (Peer Educator and Adolescent Health Day) Menstrual Hygiene Scheme Improve Nutrition, Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health, Enhance Mental Health Prevent Injuries and violence Prevent substance misuse.

Criteria for selecting Peer Educators

  • In every village (1000 population/ASHA habitation), 4 PE – 2 male and 2 female PE will be selected based on the recommendation/nomination of ASHA and the school teacher.
  • 2 peer educators (one male and one female) – school going to work with adolescents in school
  • 2 peer educators (one male and one female) – out of school to work with adolescents out of school.
  • Should be of 14-19 years of age
  • preferably 8th std. among school going

Eligibility Condition

10 to 19 years children’s can avail of these Benefit. The Service is Available in CHC (Community Health Centre)/BLOCK PHC (Primary Health Centre) :
Weekly AFHCs – On every Saturdays 9 am to 4 pm DH (District Head Quarters)/SDH(Sub District Head Quarters) :Daily AFHCs – On all days from 11 am to 2 pm

3.Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation

Weekly Iron and Folic Acid supplementation is given to the adolescent group (10-19 Yrs) on every Thursday. This scheme aims is reducing the prevalence and severity of nutritional anemia in adolescent population.

The school Nodal Teachers will give weekly Blue IFA (100 mg) to the school going adolescent girls and boys (6th to 12th classes)

The anganwadi teacher will give weekly Blue IFA to the non-school going adolescent girls.

4.Dr.Muthulakshmi Maternity Benefit Scheme

Health and Family welfare Department has enhanced the financial assistance to poor pregnant mothers from Rs. 12000 to Rs.18000.

This scheme is strengthened with Nutrition kit with a view to reduce MMR and IMR.

This scheme aims to provide optimal nutrition for pregnant and lactating women and compensates the wage loss during pregnancy.

I InstallmentAntenatal registration on or before 12 weeks Rs.2,000/-

Installment/Kind benefit Conditionality Amount
Kind benefit Completion of third month (Kind benefit) Rs.2,000/-
II Installment After 4 months Rs.2,000/-
Kind benefit Second Nutrition Kit (Kind benefit) Rs.2,000/-
III Installment After delivery Rs.4,000/-
IV Installment After completion of all 3rd doses of OPV/Rota/Penta valent and 2 doses of IPV. Rs.4,000/-
V Installment After completion of Measles Rubella vaccination between 9th and 12th month of their infants. Rs. 2,000/-
Total Rs.18,000/-
2. Nutrition kit Rs. 2000 worth contains
Products Units
Health Mix Powder for Pregnant Mothers 1 kg
IFA Syrup 3 Nos
Dates 1 Kg
Protein biscuits 500 gms
Aavin Ghee 500gms
T.Albendazole 3 Nos
Towel 1 Nos


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How To Apply

The Service is Available Community Health Centre,BLOCK PHC,District Head Quarters,Sub District Head Quarters