TAMIL NADU

Assistance under Muthulakshmi Reddy maternity benefit scheme

Staff Reporter

NAMAKKAL: The district administration has received funds to provide financial assistance to about 4,000 pregnant women under the Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy maternity benefit scheme.

In a release, Collector G. Sundaramurthi said the beneficiaries would be provided a sum of Rs. 6,000 as assistance in six instalments - Rs. 1,000 per month from the 7th month of the pregnancy.

Annual income

Women from families listed under the Below Poverty Line and aged above 19 are eligible for assistance.

The annual income of the beneficiary's family seeking assistance should not exceed Rs. 12,000.

The women can receive the application forms from the Village Health Nurse (VHN).

The filled in applications should be submitted to the medical officer through the VHN.

Women, who have registered with the VHN but admitted in the private hospital for delivery, can also get the assistance. More information can be obtained from primary health centres and sub centres.

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