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Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (Suman) launched at Manipur’s Thoubal District

The Deputy Commissioner said the scheme is aimed towards increasing the healthcare facilities of women.

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Thoubal: Deputy Commissioner, Thoubal, A. Subhash Singh, IAS, Wednesday launched Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) Scheme at District Hospital, Thoubal. 

Speaking at the function, the Deputy Commissioner said the scheme is aimed towards increasing the healthcare facilities of women. He said that to make the scheme successful we must cooperate with each other and ASHA facilitators have an important role to play in mobilizing and giving awareness to the public. He also urged the doctors and nurses to attend to the patient timely.

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Dr. Y. Nokul Singh, CMO Thoubal  spoke about the importance  and benefits of the  scheme .

Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) scheme was launched in October 2019. The scheme aims to provide dignified and quality health care at no cost to every woman and newborn visiting a public health facility. 

The scheme focuses on assured delivery of maternal and newborn healthcare services encompassing wider access to free, and quality services, zero tolerance for denial of services, assured management of complications along with respect for women’s autonomy, dignity, feelings, choices and preferences, etc.

The beneficiaries visiting public health facilities are entitled to several free services such as at least four antenatal check-ups six home-based newborn care visits. One checkup during the 1st trimester, Iron Folic Acid supplementation, at least one checkup under (PMSMA- Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan). 

The program was attended by MS District Hospital, Thoubal, Dr. Ch. Memcha Devi, Dr. A Sylvia , SNO, Child Health  SHS, NHM Manipur and ASHA facilitators. 

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