Tamil Nadu govt. has started distributing Amma Maternity Nutrition Kit under Dr. Muthulakshmi Maternity Benefit Scheme for pregnant women. The Tamilnadu state is leading the country in health sector and the sophisticated medicare services, manpower and infrastructure makes the states a role model to be emulated. In this article, we will tell you about the TN Amma Maternity Nutrition Kit Scheme details such as items, distribution dates etc.
The state govt. has launched Amma Maternity Nutrition Kit in which kits worth Rs. 4,000 would be given to pregnant women. This scheme was launched at the Egmore Government Maternity Hospital and govt. has taken into account the need to enhance the facilities at govt. hospitals across the state. All those women who have delivered babies before 1 January are not eligible under the revised Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme.
TN Dr. Muthulakshmi Maternity Benefit Scheme 2024
Tamil Nadu Health and Family welfare Department has enhanced the financial assistance to poor pregnant mothers from Rs. 12000 to Rs. 18000. This scheme is strengthened with Amma Maternity Nutrition kit with a view to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in Tamilnadu state. TN Dr. Muthulakshmi Maternity Benefit Scheme aims to provide optimal nutrition for pregnant and lactating women and compensates the wage loss during pregnancy.
|Antenatal registration on or before 12 weeks
|Completion of third month (Kind benefit)
|After 4 months
|Second Nutrition Kit (Kind benefit)
|After completion of all 3rd doses of OPV/Rota/Penta valent and 2 doses of IPV.
|After completion of Measles Rubella vaccination between 9th and 12th month of their infants.
Items in Amma Maternity Nutrition Kit Scheme
|Pregnant Mother’s Health Mix Powder
|IFA Syrup (Iron Syrup 200 ml)
|3*200 ml bottle
|Deseeded Date Fruit
|Food Grade Plastic Cup
|Plastic Basket with Two handles
|Albendazole De-worming Tablet
|Aavin Ghee 500 ml (Non-tendered Product)
The applicants must fulfill the below mentioned criteria to become eligible for Dr. Muthulakshmi Maternity Benefit Scheme:-
- The pregnant mother should have completed 19 yrs of age
- The eligible mother will receive all 5 Installments for two deliveries only
- HOB and Migrant mothers will receive 1st and 5th installments on certain conditions
Procedure to Obtain Benefit / Service
The pregnant mother should register her pregnancy before 12 weeks with the VHN / UHN or she should have pre-registered her pregnancy before 12 weeks.
All VHN/UHN and PHC/UPHC
Poor pregnant mothers are the sole beneficiaries of Dr. Muthulakshmi Maternity Benefit Scheme.
Financial assistance to poor pregnant mothers
Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme (MRMBS) PDF – https://picme.tn.gov.in/picme_public/mrmbs.pdf
Amendment in Items in Amma Maternity Nutrition Kit Scheme: https://cms.tn.gov.in/sites/default/files/go/hfw_e_70_2019.pdf
Source / Reference Link: https://krishnagiri.nic.in/scheme/dr-muthulakshmi-maternity-benefit-scheme/
Tamil Nadu Amma Maternity Nutrition Kit Scheme
The assistance under the Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme has already been raised to Rs. 18,000. Under Dr. Muthulakshmi Maternity Benefit Scheme, an Amma Maternity Nutrition Kit worth Rs. 4,000 (approx.) would also be provided. Around 12 nutritious items including dry fruits such as dates that are necessary for health pregnancy would be added in kit.
Distribution of Amma Maternity Nutrition Kits in Tamilnadu
These Amma Maternity Nutrition Kits are distributed twice once at the 12th week and for the second time between 16th and 20th week of pregnancy. The Amma Maternity Nutrition Kit Scheme which was announced during FY 2018-19 aims to provide iron tonic and nutritional supplements to pregnant women. This kit is given under the Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme under which the pregnant women will receive cash assistance.
Out of the total benefit of Rs. 18,000 in TN Muthulakshmi Maternity Benefit Scheme, govt. will provide assistance of Rs. 14,000 along with Amma Maternity Nutrition Kit worth Rs. 4,000. Around 21 lakh mothers had already been benefitted under the Amma Baby Kit which was launched by late CM J. Jayalalithaa (Amma) in September 2015.
Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme in Tamil Nadu is going to benefit around 8 lakh pregnant women every year. This scheme for pregnant women would significantly reduce the maternal and infant mortality rates.
மாண்புமிகு தமிழக முதல்வர் அவர்கள் இன்று, எழும்பூர் மகளிர் மகப்பேறு நோயியல் நிலையம் மற்றும் அரசு மகளிர் மற்றும் சிறார் நல மருத்துவமனையில் நடைபெற்ற நிகழ்ச்சியில், “கர்ப்பிணி தாய்மார்களுக்கு அம்ம தாய்சேய் நலப் பொட்டலங்கள்” வழங்கி, விழா பேருரை ஆற்றினார்