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Free Meds for Pregnant Women: Govt

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Times of India
26 May 2011
New Delhi, India

In new initiatives to tackle maternal and infant mortality, the Union Health Ministry plans to ensure free medicines and diet for pregnant women in government hospitals from next month and monitor immunisation status of children in states through a tracking system.

The government has asked all the states to ensure free and cashless services to all pregnant women delivering in government health institutions as well as to sick neonates. "The scheme will start from June 1 under which free medicines, free diet during stay and free transport to health facility and back home will be ensured," Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday.

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