Janani Sahayogi Yojana
Country of Operation
- Government of Madhya PradeshGovernment
SummaryThe Government of Madhya Pradesh, in partnership with private healthcare facilities, has undertaken an initiative to contract, network and accredit private providers to encourage institutional deliveries aimed at reducing maternal mortality.
The Janani Sahayogi Yojana program was created to address these deficiencies and garner the support of private facilities in addressing Millennium Development Goals 3 and 4 (maternal mortality & neonatal mortality). This program aims at increasing the availability of delivery and new born care services through private service providers for families living below the poverty line.
Key program components
Private healthcare facilities that meet specified standards (e.g., availability of specialists on-site, including a gynecologist, anesthetist and pediatrician, 20 – 30 beds, an operation theatre, new born care unit, clinical lab and labor room, etc.) are encouraged to apply to the regional joint director for contracts under this program. Selected facilities are then inspected and accredited to provide a specific set of services to people living below poverty line for which they are reimbursed the specified amounts.