Health Ministry to set up health camps for women on International Women’s day

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By Newgram Staff Writer

To ensure better health of women, a three-day special nationwide campaign is being launched by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry from 8-10 March, 2015 to mark International Women’s Day

“Special health check-up camps will be held at the hospitals on these three days for women all over the nation. If required check-up shall be provided free of cost. All women aged 40-60 years will be screened for breast cancer and between 30-60 years for cervical cancer,” Health Minister  J P Nadda said.

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The Minister further stated that antenatal and postnatal care services will also be provided and Mother and Child Protection (MCP) cards will be issued to the women. The women will be counseled on birth preparedness, danger signs during pregnancy, nutrition, institutional delivery and Post-Partum Family Planning (PPFP), care during pregnancy and postnatal care, breastfeeding and complementary feeding, importance of nutrition including iron-folic acid consumption and calcium supplementation, importance of institutional delivery, identification of referral transport, entitlements under Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) and Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK).

In New Delhi, such health check-up camps are also being organized at Dr. RML and Safdarjung hospitals, the Health Minister informed.