Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK)

Ministry/Department:  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Objective: ┬áto provide better health facilities for pregnant women and sick neonates and eliminating “out-of-pocket” expenses.
  • Under this scheme, pregnant women are entitled for free drugs and consumables, free diagnostics, free blood whenever required, and free diet up to 3 days for normal delivery and 7 days for C-section
  • This initiative also provides for free transport from home to institution, between facilities in case of a referral and drop back home
  • Similar entitlements have been put in place for all sick new borns accessing public health institutions for treatment till 30 days after birth
Factual Information :
  • Launched in 2011

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