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Free Medicines to all Pregnant Women before Discharge

All required medicines shall be provided to all pregnant women at the time of discharge from the health facility itself, so that they do not have to incur any out of pocket expenditure.

Government of West Bengal
Department of Health & Family Welfare
State Family Welfare Bureau
Swasthya Bhawan
GN 29, Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700091

Memo. No. H/SFWB/3J-01-2014/Pt.I/5235 Date: 27.07.2015

To,

1. The Principal, All Medical Colleges, West Bengal,
2. The Chief Medical Officer of Health, All Districts, West Bengal,
3. The DFWO, Kolkata.

Subject: Free medicines to all pregnant women being discharged from delivery point.

It is learnt from the feedback given by the State RMNCH+A monitoring team that medicines are being prescribed to pregnant women during the time of discharge from the delivery point which they have to purchase themselves. This is in contrary to the policy of cashless delivery under Janani Sishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK).

In this context, it is reiterated that all required medicines (JSSK drugs & other hospital supply if required) shall be provided to all pregnant women at the time of discharge from the health facility itself, as deemed necessary, so that they do not have to incur any out of pocket expenditure.

Please ensure strict adherence.

Commissioner (FW) & Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. H/SFWB/5235 dated 27.07.2015, Source