Government launches SUMAN scheme, assures free medicines for pregnant women
- The scheme will largely help in bringing down maternal and infant mortality rates in the country, said Harsh Vardhan
- Under the scheme there will be zero expense access to identification
Aiming zero preventable maternal and newborn deaths in India, the central government on Thursday launched the Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) scheme, under which pregnant women, mothers up to 6 months after delivery, and all sick newborns will be able to avail free healthcare benefits.
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