Child Health

The RCH program incorporated the earlier existing programs i.e. National Family Welfare Program and Child Survival and Safe Motherhood Program (CSSM) and added two more components one relating to sexually transmitted disease and the other relating to reproductive tract infections. The program was formally launched on 15th October 1997 and RCH II commenced from 1st April 2005.

Main objectives of the programme is to bring the change mainly in the three critical health indicators i.e. decline in Total Fertility Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Maternal Mortality Ratio.


  • Reduce the decadal rate of population
  • Reduction in IMR, MMR and TFR
  • Improve coverage of Institutional delivery
  • Increase contraceptive use by Eligible couple
  • Reduce unmet need for birth spacing
  • Increase use of skilled care during childbirth.
  • Better access of postnatal and newborn care.
  • Improve coverage for childhood immunization.

Main Component

  • Maternal Health
  • Newborn Care
  • Child Health
  • Adolescent Health
  • RTI/STI treatment and control
  • Population Stabilization

Various Maternal Health Programmes are under implementation since 7th five year plan period.


  • Registration of Pregnancy
  • Providing essential antenatal care (at least 3)
  • Iron prophylaxis to pregnant and dictating mothers
  • Detection and treatment of anemic mothers
  • Management / Referral of high risk pregnant mothers
  • Increasing Institutional deliveries
  • Increasing proportion of delivery by SBA (ANM, Nurse, Doctor etc.) in the delivery conducted at home
  • Provision of at least 3 post natal visits
  • Monitoring and care of the new born
  • Management / Referral of high risk new born

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