Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh): Under the leadership of special chief secretary Smt Poonam Malakondaih, Andhra Pradesh Health, medical and family welfare department won a prestigious award for commendable performance in the implementation of PMMVY (Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana) in the country (South Zone).
The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) in Andhra Pradesh has recorded the highest number of beneficiaries. With the special efforts of the state health department special chief secretary Poonam Malakondaih, lakhs of pregnant women have filled applications to register under the PMMVY. Under the scheme, Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers will be able to avail Rs 5,000 in three installments. within 30 days of registering, a pregnant woman is expected to receive Rs 1,000, the second installment of Rs 2,000 is to be deposited in the bank account at the sixth month of pregnancy after ante-natal care check-up. The final installment of Rs 2,000 will be deposited after the delivery once the baby undergoes three immunisation shots.
The PMMVY is available for the first pregnancy for every woman, except government employees or women getting maternity benefits in the form of paid leave. As per procedure, a pregnant woman has to fill a PMMVY form, which an auxiliary nurse midwife uploads on a central software. A state nodal officer sanctions each application after the software matches the bank account and beneficiary’s Aadhaar number to ensure only women having their first pregnancy are benefited under the scheme.
The award was declared by the ministry of women and child development, Government of India. Kurnool district won Best District Award in the category of targets Vs achievement, said the release.