02 Aug TN plans to give mothers cash for vaccines
Pushpa Narayan, The Times of India
CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government will soon pay mothers who get their newborns vaccinated as per the immunization schedule.
Under the Muthulakshmi Reddy Scheme, each pregnant woman will get a smart card with her medical details. The health department will deposit Rs 4,000 to her bank account after she registers with a government healthcare unit. The money is intended to help her have nutritious food and avoid anaemia during pregnancy.