Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of Women and Child Development have jointly developed Mother and Child Protection card for documenting and monitoring service for antenatal, intra natal and post natal care to Pregnant women. It includes information on free transport facility to hospital, institutional delivery, preparation in case of home delivery for the pregnant women, new born care, immunization and, stages of child developmentand growth monitoring of child till 3 year of age.
Every pregnant woman is to be given the Mother and Child Protection Card at the time of registration of pregnancy in all the public health facilities. Funds for printing of MCP card are provided to all the states/UTs in the annual Programme Implementation Plan.
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the RajyaSabha here today.