Imphal, December 13th 2017, (DIPR): Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh has said that for the establishment of a welfare society, we first need the mothers of the nation to be ideal as an ideal mother will definitely nurture a child to have a bright future and he stressed towards the necessities of caring the mothers of the country for a healthy nation too. He was addressing the gatherings as Chief Guest on the occasion of the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matriva Abhiyan (PMSMA) Award Ceremony, 2017. It is organised by State Health Society, National Health Mission, Manipur at JNIMS, Auditorium, Porompat today.

Minister Jayantakumar further asserted that the Government has launched many Welfare Schemes for the women and children. Officers and Staff of the concerned Departments should be sincere enough while implementing such schemes so that it reaches the deserving beneficiaries like poor and needy people, he added. He also advised the concerned for judicious use of sanctioned fund by the Government for making the schemes fruitful.

Regarding the PMSMA Scheme, Minister asserted that just giving medical attention with free medical service to the pregnant women will not serve the purpose of the scheme if we fail to educate the women. We also need to develop the mothers intellectually and spiritually, he added.

Delivering a Presidential Speech, Director, Health Services, Government of Manipur, Dr. K. Rajo Singh said that the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matriva Abhiyan which was launched on July 9th 2017 by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi will benefit the women of the country, particularly the pregnant women. In the state, the scheme was launched on 8th August, 2016.

As part of the function, awards were also distributed to the doctors and health volunteers including nurses in recognition of their services in helping and giving free treatment to the pregnant women in the state.

Director, JNIMS, Dr. Th. Bhimo Singh attended the function as Guest of Honour. Deputy Commissioners, Medical Experts, Doctors, Health Services Staff, Staff from NHM and Health Volunteers also attended the function.

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