FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, Feb 9: Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) was observed today at a function held at Pynursla CHC 2017 where Shri P. Tynsong, local MLA and District Council Affairs Minister grace the occasion as the Chief Guest and Shri H. M. Shangpliang, Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Cum Mission Director, NHM as Guest of Honour.
The programme was also attended by Smti Sweety Pala, State Brand Ambassador, PMSMA, Dr. (Mrs) JB Ranee, District MCH Officer, East Khasi Hills, Shri A. Lyngdoh, Rangbah Shnong, Urksew- Wahpathaw, Pynursla, Present Stone Tynsong, BDO Cum Chairman, Pynursla CHC Hospital Magement Society among others.
In his iugural speech, Shri Tynsong urged the pregnt women of the areas to avail the health care facilities under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan which aims to provide assured, comprehensive and quality antetal care, free of cost to all pregnt women on the 9th of every month in all Government health centres and hospitals.
Shri Shangpliang in his brief address informed that the scheme was launched by the Central Government with an objective of boosting the health care facilities for the pregnt women, especially the poor to ensure that every pregnt woman receives at least one checkup in the 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregncy to reduce the maternity mortality rate.
During the day, a free medical camp for pregnt women was organized where a team of Gyecologists from Ganesh Das Hospital and NEIGRIHMS conducted the camp.