Poor pregnant women in Telangana to get financial aid

Hyderabad: The Telangana government would offer financial assistance of Rs 12,000 to poor pregnant women who visit state-run hospitals for deliveries.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who held a meeting with officials on the issue today, asked a committee of senior women bureaucrats to prepare a plan of action for the implementation of the decision, a release from his office said.

The Chief Minister also reviewed the government’s decision to provide a kit of useful items to women after delivery. The kit, named ‘KCR kit’, would have mosquito net, shampoo, soaps, powders and towels.

These measures are aimed at helping poor women and to reduce infant mortality, according to the release from the CM’s office.