Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan : All you need to know
What is the program?
- The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan has been launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India.
- The program aims to provide assured, comprehensive and quality antenatal care, free of cost, universally to all pregnant women on the 9th of every month.
- PMSMA guarantees a minimum package of antenatal care services to women in their 2nd / 3rd trimesters of pregnancy at designated government health facilities
- The programme follows a systematic approach for engagement with private sector which includes motivating private practitioners to volunteer for the campaign developing strategies for generating awareness and appealing to the private sector to participate in the Abhiyan at government health facilities.
Key features of the programme :
PMSMA is based on the premise that if every pregnant woman in India is examined by a physician and appropriately investigated at least once during the PMSMA and then appropriately followed up, the process can result in reduction in the number of maternal and neonatal deaths in our country.
Antenatal checkup services would be provided by OBGY specialists/Radiologist/physicians with support from private sector doctors to supplement the efforts of the government secto
Objectives of the programme :
- Ensure at least one antenatal checkup for all pregnant women in their second or third trimester by an OBGY specialist/physician.
- Improve the quality of care during ante-natal visits. This includes ensuring provision of the following services:
- All applicable diagnostic services
- Screening for applicable clinical conditions
- Appropriate management of any existing clinical condition such as Anaemia, Pregnancy induced hypertension, Gestational Diabetes etc.
- Appropriate counselling services and proper documentation of services rendered
- Additional service opportunity to pregnant women who have missed ante-natal visits
- Identification and line-listing of high risk pregnancies based on obstetric/ medical history and existing clinical conditions
- Appropriate birth planning and complication readiness for each pregnant woman especially those identified with a risk factor or a co-morbid condition
- Special emphasis on early diagnosis, adequate and appropriate management of women with malnutrition