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Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK)

Brief Objective

The scheme is estimated to benefit pregnant women who access Government health facilities for their delivery. Moreover it will motivate those who still choose to deliver at their homes to opt for institutional deliveries.

The scheme was launched in June 2011 to eliminate out-of-pocket expenses for both pregnant women and sick infants. 

Benefits

Free and Cashless Delivery, Free C-Section, Free diet during stay in the health institution - 3 days in case of normal delivery and 7 days in case of caesarean section.

In 2014, the programme was extended to all antenatal & post-natal complications of pregnancy and similar entitlements have been put in place for all sick newborns and infants (up to one year of age) accessing public health institutions for treatment.

Eligibility

It is an initiative to provide completely free and cashless services to pregnant women including normal deliveries and caesarean operations and sick newborn (up to 30 days after birth) in Government health institutions in both rural & urban areas.

Under JSSK pregnant women will get following Benefits:

  • Free and cashless delivery
  • Free C-Section
  • Free drugs and consumables
  • Free diagnostics
  • Free diet during stay in the health institutions
  • Free provision of blood
  • Exemption from user charges
  • Free transport from home to health institutions
  • Free transport between facilities in case of referral
  • Free drop back from Institutions to home after 48hrs stay

Under JSSK a newborn and sick child upto 1 year (infants) will get following Benefits:

  • Free drugs and consumables.
  • Free essential Diagnostic.
  • Free provision of Blood.
  • Free diet facilities.
  • Free transport facilities from home to health institutions, between health institutions in case of referral.
  • Free drop back facility from institution to home.
  • Exception from all kind of user charges.

How to apply

Any nearby Govt. health centre 

Whom to contact

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

To access the complete guidelines of JSSK, click here.

Last Modified : 3/1/2021



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