Platform for maternity benefit reaches Tseminyu
Dimapur, March 19 (EMN): A skit promoting the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Scheme (PMMVY) or maternity benefit scheme was performed on March 18, at Tseminyu village in Kohima district. The programme was organised by the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) project of the department of Social Welfare, updates informed on Tuesday.
“The skit depicted a pregnant woman and lactating mother coming to Anganwadi centre where they are enlightened about the PMMVY scheme by the Anganwadi workers,” the IPR stated in its updates.
The PMMVY is a maternity benefit programme that is implemented in all the districts of the country in accordance with the provision of the National Food Security Act 2013. The benefits of the scheme is to provide partial compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentive of INR 5000 in three instalment-first instalment of INR 1000 on early registration of pregnancy at Anganwadi centre (AWC) / approved health facility as may be identified by the respective administering state.
The second instalment of INR 2000 is after six months of pregnancy on receiving at least one ante-natal check-up. The third instalment of INR 2000, after child birth, is registered and the child has received the first cycle of BCG, OPV, DPT and Hepatitis-B or its substitute.
The scheme targets all pregnant woman and lactating mothers (PW&LM) excluding PW&LM who are in regular employment with the central or state government or public sector undertakings, or those who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law.
To avail the benefits, the eligible women have to register with the scheme at Anganwadi centre-approved Health Facility Centre.