Haryana launched Project Salamati for injectable contraceptive

Posted on:01 Apr 2016 10:10:16
Haryana launched Project Salamati for injectable contraceptive
01 April 2016 Current Affairs: The Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar on 29 March 2016 launched Project Salamati in Chandigarh. The project seeks to maintain a healthy balance between the births of children by using injectable contraceptive.With this launch, Haryana became the first State in the country to launch injectable contraceptive as part of a government initiative.It is a public sector family planning programme implemented by the Haryana Health Department with the assistance of Pathfinder International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Under this initiative, injectable contraceptive will be provided free of cost at all Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres, Sub Divisional and District Hospitals. It seeks to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes among women of reproductive age with a special focus on young women between 15 and 24 years of age.Its objective is to increase demand for and access to quality service provision of family planning mix methods.It will be implemented on a pilot basis in 9 health blocks of four districts of the State. The 9 blocks are - 4 health blocks in district Palwal, 3 in Mewat, Kurali block in Faridabad and Khor block in district Rewari.These districts have been chosen as a pilot project, as Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) are high in these districts compared to other districts.After the success of this project in these health blocks, it would be implemented throughout the State.

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