Free USG, ECG for pregnant women in Ganjam

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In a bid to check maternal mortality and ensure safe motherhood, Ganjam administration has implemented the Surakshit Janani Sahayata Yojana in the district. Under the scheme, pregnant women across Ganjam district will get access to free ultrasound sonography (USG) test.

As part of this move, the district administration signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 18 diagnostic centres in the district. Any pregnant woman referred from government hospitals can avail the facilities thrice at any of these private clinics and diagnostic centres, said Collector Dibyajyoti Parida.

The novelty of the scheme is ASHA workers will be incentivised for motivating and bringing the pregnant women to the diagnostic centres