J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare presented the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) ‘IPledgefor9’ Achievers and MMR Reduction Awards. The ‘IPledgefor9′ Achievers Awards were given to individuals and teams of doctors from the private sector and States for their remarkable services, outstanding support of institutions and commitment in achieving the mission’s objectives of safe motherhood to every woman in India.
According to Mr Nadda, India has shown 22% reduction in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) since 2013. Uttar Pradesh has shown 30% decline and has topped the chart in the reduction of maternal deaths.
About PMSMA (Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan):
1. Launched was launched by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW)
2. The aim of the PMSMA is to offer assured, comprehensive and quality antenatal care, free of cost, to all pregnant women on the 9th of every month.
Source- Press Information Bureau