Maharashtra Baby Care Kit Scheme 2023: Maharashtra govt. has decided to launch Baby Care Kit Scheme to provide Rs. 2,000 worth baby care kits as a gift to moms on birth of children. Now, all the new born children born in state primary health care centers or government hospitals will get these free kits. Moreover, this scheme would be applicable for the first child in the family.
What is Maharashtra Baby Care Kit Scheme 2023
In Maharashtra Baby Care Kit Scheme, mothers of new born babies would be provided with baby care kits to encourage them to give birth to their child in hospitals. This would ensure that the children gets mother’s milk and proper nourishment. Such a scheme is operating in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana and it has shown good results in those states. This scheme in Maharashtra will ensure that the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is reduced in the state. Department is under the process to draft a proposal worth Rs. 80 crore to provide the kits under Maharashtra Baby Care Kit Scheme.
Maharashtra Baby Care Kit Scheme Items List
All the Baby Care Kit would comprises of the following items which would cost around Rs. 2,000 in the market as mentioned in the list below:-
- Baby Clothes
- A Small Bed
- Towel, Plastic Diaper (Nappies)
- Body Massage Oil
- Mosquito Net
- Woollen Blanket
- Nail Cutter
- Hand Gloves
- Body Wash Liquid
- Hand Sanitizer
- Woollen Clothes for Mother
- Small Toys
As per the answer to a RTI query, around 13,500 infants died between April 2017 and February 2018. Out of these children, around 22% were born premature, 7% with contracted pneumonia, 12% died with asphyxia, 10% has congenital malformations and 7% contracted various other infections.
Dept. of women and child development claimed that out of the 20 lakh pregnant women (8 lakh in urban areas & 12 lakh in rural areas) who gives birth annually, only 50% of such women get their names registered in the state health care centers and government hospitals. Moreover, around 4 lakh are first time mothers.
Benefits of Baby Care Kit Scheme
- It will promote the child birth in hospitals.
- The mortality Infant rate (IMR) will decrease.
- Baby care kit of INR 2000 will be given.
- Increase the protection of child & mother.
Registration Process for Baby Care Kit Scheme
The all baby who will take birth in the state’s primary health centre and government hospital will get Baby Care Kit from the related hospital where their child will get birth. There no additional offline or online registration is available till now.
For more details, visit the official website at https://aaplesarkar.mahaonline.gov.in/en