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Comprehensive strategy in place to ensure safe pregnancy: Govt

Health Minister, JP Nadda stated that an exhaustive and comprehensive health strategy is in place to ensure safe pregnancies and check incidents of miscarriage. Under this strategy, pregnant mothers are given suitable medical care, supplements and other necessary help under a central government scheme he stated in Lok Sabha.

Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulsate said as per the latest data available from district level household survey , 4.7 percent of all pregnancies of current married women aged 15-49 years ended in miscarriage.

The reproductive , maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health  strategy of continuum of care through the life cycle of women under the National Health Mission emphasizes on providing quality antenatal care to all pregnant women and timely detection of any risk factor that may threaten the life of the foetus on the pregnant women, he stated.

As per Kulaste, most miscarriages occur in the first trimester, the main measure taken for care during this period include the availability of ‘Nishchay’ kit for early detection of pregnancy at the health centers and outreach facilities.

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