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Assam launches scheme for pregnant mothers

Under the scheme all pregnant women are entitled to free delivery — including caesarean section —in public health institutions of the state

Guwahati: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday launched an Assam government scheme entitling all pregnant women to free delivery — including caesarean section —in public health institutions.

The "Janani Sishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK)" also provides for free transport from home to institution, between facilities in case of a referral and a drop back home.

Azad also launched 23 mobile medical units (MMUs) for the 23 sub-divisions in the state, reports IANS.

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