Welfare Program for Mother & Child.
Amma Odi & KCR Kit are Two Welfare Schemes Launched for Mother and Child protection in Telangana. Amma Vodi provides transport facility for pregnant women before and after delivery. The program provides financial and medical assistance to women undergoing delivery of the child at any government hospital in the state. The program aims to reduce the Infant Mortality Rate and Maternal Mortality Rate which currently stands at 28 deaths per 1000 and 65 deaths per 1 Lakh deliveries respectively. The Aadhar-based Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) software, is used by healthcare workers to track women at every Stage of pregnancy.
500 Crores / Year
The Vision of Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao
Chief Minister – Government of Telangana
Scheme Launched on:
June 3, 2017
What is KCR Kit ?
The mother upon delivery is provided with a KCR Kit consisting of 16 items items necessary to keep newborn babies (neonates) warm and hygienic. They are sufficient for three months. The items include: clothes, quality baby soaps, baby oil, baby powder, mosquito nets, toys, napkins, and diapers.
What is Amma Oodi?
The scheme was launched after the success of KCR Kit by Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrashekhar Rao on 18 January 2018. An exclusive, 102 call number is used for this service.For pregnant woman across the state. Under the scheme, a pregnant woman can use free 102 service van to visit the hospital and dropped off at no cost. It can be used any number of times as necessary. After the delivery, the mother along with the new born are dropped at home after discharge from that hospital.Presently, there are 241 multi-utility vehicles, GPS-tracked, with capacity for 10 patients. Each district is allotted 6-8 vehicles. The call center to avail the service is based in Hyderabad and works 8 AM to 8 PM everyday, 365 days. By the end of 2018 another 200 vehicles will be added to the existing 241.
The mother will also be provided with financial assistance of ₹12,000 (₹13,000 for a girl child) to compensate for the loss of work by the women during the pregnancy and post natal period. This amount will be provided in installment with the last two installments paid after vaccinating the child. The money is sent as direct cash transfer to individual aadhaar-lined accounts of pregnant women in the State
The scheme is eligible for women who give birth at government hospitals, for a maximum of two deliveries.