SUMAN scheme launched at Thoubal hospital

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Imphal: Thoubal deputy commissioner A.Subhash Singh on Wednesday launched Surakshit Matriva Aashwasan(SUMAN) scheme at Thoubal district hospital.

The scheme is aimed towards increasing the healthcare facilities of women. To make the scheme successful we must cooperate with each other and ASHA facilitators have an important role to play in mobilizing and giving awarness to the public, the deputy commissioner said.

He urged the doctors and nurses to attend patients in time.

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Dr Y.Nokul Singh, CMO Thoubal  spoke about the importance  and benefits of the  scheme .

SUMAN was launched in October 2019. The scheme aims to provide dignified and quality health care at no cost to every woman and newborn visiting a public health facility.

The scheme focuses on assured delivery of maternal and newborn healthcare services encompassing wider access to free, and quality services, zero tolerance for denial of services, assured management of complications along with respect for women’s autonomy, dignity, feelings, choices and preferences, etc.

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The beneficiaries visiting public health facilities are entitled to several free services such as at least four antenatal check-ups six home-based newborn care visits. One checkup during the 1st trimester, Iron Folic Acid supplementation, at least one checkup under (Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan).

The programme was attended by MS District Hospital, Thoubal, Dr Ch. Memcha Devi, Dr A Sylvia ,SNO, Child Health SHS, NHM Manipur and ASHA facilitators.

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