Awareness amongst mothers towards Mamata Scheme
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 9, Pages 220-223
AbstractMamata Scheme is conditional cash transfer maternity benefit scheme given to address maternal and infant under nutrition in Odisha.
Objective: To assess the knowledge and perception of pregnant women and mothers with child less than 1 yr of age regarding Mamata Scheme.
Methodology: Community based cross sectional study was conducted from 2021 to 2022 in a field practice area of Dept. Of Community Medicine, PRM Medical College, Baripada. The study subjects included all pregnant women with at least six months of completed gestation and all lactating mothers having child less than 1 yr of age registered at AWCs / Mini AWCs during the study period. A pre-tested, pre-designed questionnaire were used for data collection. Data was analyzed using MS Excel.
Results: Out of 157 study subjects, all the mothers were aware about the amount paid Rs.5000 in two installments under Mamata Scheme. Ante-natal registration and dT vaccination required as the criteria for 1st installment was known to all the participants. 149 (94.90%) had knowledge regarding the intake of IFA & 97 (61.78%) had knowledge to attend one counselling session at the AWC for getting the 1st installment. Knowledge regarding criteria for 2nd installment, 138 (87.90%) mothers were known about the registration of the child after birth at AWC. Regarding the various vaccination status most of the mothers, 150 (95.5%) were known to OPV & Pentavalent vaccinations. Almost all the mothers 155(98.73%) had knowledge regarding the exclusive breast feeding followed by 148(94.27%) for complementary feeding. 139(88.53%) mothers had good perception towards Mamata Scheme.
Conclusion: The Knowledge and perceptions of mothers regarding the scheme needs to be enhanced further through IEC activities.
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