cost, universally to all pregnant women on the 9th of every month. PMSMA guarantees a
minimum package of antenatal care services to women in their 2nd/3rd trimesters of pregnancy
at designated government health facilities. The programme follows a systematic approach for
engagement with private sector which includes motivating private practitioners to volunteer for
the campaign; developing strategies for generating awareness and appealing to the private sector
to participate in the Abhiyan at government health facilities.
Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme
Support is being provided to all states for provision of free dialysis services for poor.
Guidelines for dialysis services in district hospitals in PPP mode have been shared with
states/UTs and the programme has been implemented with state support in 384 districts. Under
this, every facility will have 6 dialysis machines and will be extended up to 10 machines per
Affordable Medicine and Reliable Implants for Treatment
Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) outlets have been put
in place to provide drugs for cancer and cardiovascular diseases along with cardiac implants.
These are provided at 60 to 90 per cent discount on prevailing market rates.
Kayakalp awards were launched to promote cleanliness, hygiene and infection control
practices in public health facilities. Under this initiative awards and commendation certificates
are given to public healthcare facilities that show exemplary performance i.e., meeting standards
of protocols of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control.
National Organ Transplant Programme was launched for carrying out the activities as per
Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994 training of manpower and promotion of
organ donation from deceased persons. Under this, an apex level organization, National Organ
and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) was set-up at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
including a National Registry (NOTTR) to provide an online system for procurement and
distribution of organs and tissues and to promote deceased organ and tissue donation. Further a
24x7 call centre with toll free helpline number (1800114770) has also been established. Further,
operational guidelines for National Organ transplant Programme has been released, policy and
criteria for organ allocation in case of kidney, liver, heart and lung and cornea have been
approved and SoPs for various vital organs has been approved and uploaded on NOTTO website.
Relevant Website: www.notto.gov.in
Swachh Swasth Sarvatra
Swachh Swasth Sarvatra is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched in 2016.
Mental Health Care
The Mental Health Care Act, 2017 adopts a rights-based statutory framework for mental
health and strengthens equality and equity in provision of mental healthcare services in order to