The state government of Telangana has finally launched the KCR Kit scheme which will come into effect from 4th June 2017. The government has started online registration through its official portal kcrkit.telangana.gov.in. However, the interested pregnant women can get themselves registered by visiting their nearest Public Health Center.
Auxiliary Nurse Midwife, Medical Officer or Deputy District Medical & Health officer would be able to process the online registration of the pregnant women under the KCR Kit scheme.
KCR Kit Scheme
The KCR Kit scheme was announced by the state government in its 2017-18 budget for pregnant women and new born baby. The state government under the scheme would provide a kit containing some essential items for pregnant women and new born baby to manage the pregnancy complications. The scheme is designed to get pregnant women nutritious food and to take care of the new born after delivery.
KCR Kit scheme is aimed at well being of mother and child and reducing the infant mortality rate. Encouraging institutional deliveries in the state is also one of the main objectives of the scheme. KCR Kit scheme has been launched under which 16 essential items including the following would be provided
– Soaps useful for mother and child
– Baby oil
– Baby bed
– Mosquito net
– Hand bag
– Towel and napkins
– Toys for kid
The items provided in the Rs. 15,000 worth KCR Kit would be useful for the new born for up to 3 months. ‘KCR Kits’ would be distributed to pregnant woman from 4 June.
The pregnant women are given Rs. 12,000 financial assistance in three phases. Incase the pregnant women gives birth to a baby girl Rs. 1000 is given additionally. The idea is to encourage more and more deliveries in the government hospitals, reduce the infant mortality rate and female feticide. After the delivery for the well being of the mother and newborn the government is giving KCR Kit with 16 items. The Kit will have clothes, quality baby soaps, Baby oil, Baby powder, Mosquito net, toys, napkins, Diapers etc., which will be sufficient for three months. This is an affectionate gift given by the government to mother and child.
Rs. 12000 Financial Assistance to Pregnant Women
The state government under the scheme would also provide a financial assistance of Rs. 12000 to working pregnant women to cover the wage loss. The amount would be provided in three installments as per the below schedule. An additional Rs. 3,000 would be given to pregnant women if the baby happens to be a girl.
For more information about the scheme, please visit the official website of Telangana State Government at http://kcrkit.telangana.gov.in