Home Based New Born Care (HBNC)
Home Based New Born Care (HBNC) is a new scheme of Ministry of Health Government of India, launched to incentivize ASHA for providing Home Based Newborn Care. ASHA will make visits to all newborns according to specified schedule up to 42 days of life. The proposed incentive is Rs. 50 per home visit of around one hour duration.
The role of ASHA would be:
- recording of weight of the newborn in MCP card
- ensuring BCG , 1st dose of OPV and DPT vaccination
- both the mother and the newborn are safe till 42 days of the delivery, and
- registration of birth has been done