In order to promote institutional deliveries and create awareness and “responsibility towards health” in pregnant women, the Haryana Government is introducing two awards from the next financial year:-
“Surakshit Maa”:- Under this scheme, women who report for ante-natal registration in the first trimester would become eligible to be registered for a lottery draw every month in the sub-centre. 3 women would be selected for a prize of Rs.300 and they would be given utility items like utensils, containers or food items like 1 kilogram of desi ghee.
“Swasth Maa”:- Under this scheme, ante-natal women would be screened during 9 months (36 weeks of pregnancy) for fulfilling certain criteria. There would be a bumper draw every month at the concerned Primary Health Centre.
Rs.81.50 lakh had been set aside for execution of the 2 schemes during 2012-13 in 4 districts -- Mewat, Palwal, Jhajjar and Bhiwani. Currently there are 84 sub-centres in Mewat district, 88 in Palwal, 122 in Jhajjar and 214 in Bhiwani