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Assam launches 3 news health sachemes


Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday launched three new schemes in Assam to give new born babies and pregnant women dose of good news.


Named as Janani Sishu Suraksha Karyakram, the scheme provides free transport from home to institution, between facilities in case of a referral and a drop back home. The Union minister also launched 23 mobile medical units for the 23 sub-divisions in the state.


Azad, who arrived here on Sunday to review the performance of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in the state, lauded the efforts of the Assam government for making it a success. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, said that Gandhiji's principles and ideals have special relevance in Assam and in Jammu and Kashmir.


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