Nutrition Scheme for anemic pregnant women

Anemic pregnant women to get free kits of nutrition (date packets, iron syrup, ghee, an albendazole tablet, cups, and a plastic baskets)

Bharat Rashtra Samithi government launched a scheme to help anemic pregnant women where they will distribute kits to each of them. Each kit contains nutrition, date packets, three bottles of iron syrup, 500 gram of ghee, an albendazole tablet, cups, and a plastic basket.

The government decided to distribute a total of 2.5 lakh kits in 230 health centers across nine districts. Firstly Government will give this scheme benefits to the worst affected nine districts by anemia such as Adilabad (72%), Bhadradri Kothagudem (75%), Jayashankar Bhupalpally (66%), Jogulamba Gadwal (82%), Kumrabhim (83%), Mulugu (73%), Nagar Kurnool (73%), Kamareddy (76%) and Vikarabad (79%). The government will spend Rs. 50 crore on this initiative.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:Nutrition Scheme for anemic pregnant women
Scheme Under:Telangana Government
Approved By:Telangana State Cabinet
Announcement By:Bharat Rashtra Samithi
Date of Announcement:January 2023
Scheme Type:Health Scheme
Major Objective:To reduce anemia in pregnant women and give birth to healthy babies.

With this scheme, nutrition kits will reduce anemia and will increase hemoglobin percentage by providing proteins, minerals, and vitamins. These kits will be provided two times during pregnancy. The first kit will be provided after the second ANC check-up between 13-27 weeks and the second-time kit will provide after the third ANC check-up between 28-34 weeks.

According to the scheme, pregnant women will get financial assistance of Rs.12,000 in three phases. The government will give an additional Rs.1,000 to women, who will give birth to a baby girl.
The KCR Kit contains baby oil, soaps useful for mother and child, mosquito nets, dresses, handbags, toys for children, diapers, powder, shampoo, sarees, towels, napkins, and a baby bed.

To get benefit from this scheme, pregnant women need to register themselves by visiting the nearest public health center. The aim of the scheme is to provide pregnant women with nutritious food and take care of the newborn after delivery to reduce the infant mortality rate.

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