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Background

A brief note on Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram, the new initiative of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Background

Institutional deliveries in India increased substantially after launched of JananiSuraksha Yojana (JSY). However 25% women still hesitate to access health facilities for delivery due to out of pocket expenditure during stay at health facilities on drugs, diet, and diagnosis and arrangement blood etc.

Building on the progress of this safe motherhood scheme, another major initiative Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK) was launched in June 2011 to eliminate out-of-pocket expenses for both pregnant women and sick infants.

Essential care is provided to the mother and her neonate within 48 hours. This postnatal period is critical for identification and management of complication of post-delivery. In case of institutional delivery. accessing availing this care is a little easier. Reasons like high out of pocket expenditure ondiagnostics/investigations, blood, drugs, food and user charges institutional delivery JSSK was launched in June 2011 to eliminate out-of-pocket expenses for institutional delivery of pregnant women and treatment of sick infants.

In 2014, the programme was extended to all antenatal & post-natal complications of pregnancy and similar entitlements have been put in place for all sick newborns and infants (up to one year of age) accessing public health institutions for treatment

Entitlements

  • Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK) launched on 1st June, 2011 entitles all pregnant women delivering in public health institutions to absolutely free and no expense delivery, including caesarean section.
  • The initiative entitles all pregnant women delivering in public health institutions to absolutely free and no expense delivery, including caesarean section. The entitlements includes free drugs and consumables, free diagnostics, free blood wherever required, and free diet for 3 days during 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.
  • In 2014 these entitlements extended to all antenatal &post-natal complications of pregnancy
  • Similar entitlements have been put in place for all sick newborns and infants (up to one year of age) accessing public health institutions for treatment.