Awards & Recognition
We value the contribution of volunteers and will constantly evolve mechanisms for recognizing your generous, constant and unwavering support. Utilization of social media for recognizing the work of volunteers would be a core strategy of the initiative. A virtual ‘Hall of Fame’ has been created for recognition of doctors who have consistently performed and achieved the desired benchmarks.
PMSMA Across India
Nation at a glance
|Component||Actual (in numbers)|
|No. of Facilities providing PMSMA services||19,215|
Top 5 States (In terms of Volunteer Registered till November 2022)
Top 5 States (In terms of No. of PW (in 2nd or 3rd trimester) received Antenatal care under PMSMA for November 2022)
Welcome to PMSMA
The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan has been launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India. The program aims to provide assured, comprehensive and quality antenatal care, free of cost, universally to all pregnant women on the 9th of every month.
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India highlighted the aim and purpose of introduction of the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan in the 31st July 2016 episode of Mann Ki Baat.
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.
Key Features of PMSMA
PMSMA is based on the premise — that if every pregnant woman in India is examined by a physician and appropriately investigated at least once during the PMSMA and then appropriately followed up — the process can result in reduction in the number of maternal and neonatal deaths in our country.
Antenatal checkup services would be provided by OBGY specialists/Radiologist/physicians with support from private sector doctors to supplement the efforts of the government sector.
- Green Sticker - for women with no risk factor detected
- Red Sticker – for women with high risk pregnancy
Indicator of high risk
|Green Sticker||Women with no risk factor detected|
|Red Sticker||Women with high risk pregnancy|
Objectives of PMSMA
Goal of the PMSMA
The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan envisages improvement in the quality and coverage of Antenatal Care (ANC) including diagnostics and counseling services as part of the Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) Strategy.
Objectives of the program
- Ensure at least one antenatal checkup for all pregnant women in their second or third trimester by an OBGY specialist/physician.
- Improve the quality of care during ante-natal visits. This includes ensuring provision of the following services:
- All applicable diagnostic services
- Screening for applicable clinical conditions
- Appropriate management of any existing clinical condition such as Anaemia, Pregnancy induced hypertension, Gestational Diabetes etc.
- Appropriate counselling services and proper documentation of services rendered
- Additional service opportunity to pregnant women who have missed ante-natal visits
- Identification and line-listing of high risk pregnancies based on obstetric/ medical history and existing clinical conditions
- Appropriate birth planning and complication readiness for each pregnant woman especially those identified with a risk factor or a co-morbid condition
- Special emphasis on early diagnosis, adequate and appropriate management of women with malnutrition
Dr. Hrishikesh Pai
Secretary General, FOGSI
In Response to the call given by Hon’ble Prime Minister, FOGSI commits to unequivocally support the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan. FOGSI will motivate all its members to provide free antenatal care services to pregnant women at government health facilities on the 9th of every month and ensure that gynaecologists across India contribute to this noble quest.
In order to mobilize support FOGSI plans to sensitize all its members at events organized by the association, send emails / SMS’s, popularize the programme through its newsletter, engage a call centre to call and obtain commitment of all its members and recognize and award the efforts of its contributors. FOGSI would also make special efforts to mobilize volunteers in high districts.
The programme has the potential to detect high risk pregnancies, contribute towards reduction of maternal deaths and reduce the Maternal Mortality Ratio of India, FOGSI looks forward to joining hands with Government of India and Contribute toward saving lives of mothers and neonates and making India a health nation.
Dr S S Aggarwal
IMA commits to join hands with Government of India for making this Programme a resounding success. IMA will motivate all its members to provide free antenatal care services to pregnant women at government health facilities on the 9th of every month.
In order to mobilize support IMA plans to sensitize all its members at events organized by the association/web events organized by the assocuiation, send emails/sms’s to all its members, and popularize trhe programme through its newsletters. IMA would also focus on mobilizing volunteers in high priority districts.
IMA pledges its support to the initiative and is completely dedicated to making a difference to the lives of women and newborns in the country.
Thanking you and with kind regards,