What is Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan ?

Sunny Sunny
Answered on March 24,2019

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) is being introduced to ensure quality Antenatal to over 3 crore pregnant women in the country. Under the campaign, a minimum package of antenatal care services would be provided to the beneficiaries on the 9th day of every month at the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Clinics to ensure that every pregnant woman receives at least one checkup in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy. If the 9th day of the month is a Sunday/ a holiday, then the Clinic should be organized on the next working day.

Seema Seema
Answered on March 24,2019

The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan envisages improvement in the quality and coverage of Antenatal Care (ANC) including diagnostics and counseling services as part of the Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) Strategy.

Objectives of the program

  • Ensure at least one antenatal checkup for all pregnant women in their second or third trimester by an OBGY specialist/physician.
  • Improve the quality of care during ante-natal visits. This includes ensuring provision of the following services:
    • All applicable diagnostic services
    • Screening for applicable clinical conditions
    • Appropriate management of any existing clinical condition such as Anaemia, Pregnancy induced hypertension, Gestational Diabetes etc.
    • Appropriate counselling services and proper documentation of services rendered
    • Additional service opportunity to pregnant women who have missed ante-natal visits
  • Identification and line-listing of high risk pregnancies based on obstetric/ medical history and existing clinical conditions
  • Appropriate birth planning and complication readiness for each pregnant woman especially those identified with a risk factor or a co-morbid condition
  • Special emphasis on early diagnosis, adequate and appropriate management of women with malnutrition

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