Family planning

Family planning campaign to continue in state despite Covid pandemic: Government | Patna News

PATNA: Health Minister Mangal Pandey said on Wednesday that the department had developed a strategy to prioritize family planning even during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Parivar Vikas mission will take place across the state until January 29 to educate the population on family planning, he added.
Sources said a couple contact campaign would be held from January 10 to 16 and family planning services would be offered from January 17 to 29 as part of the mission.
Pandey added that health department officials were tasked with compiling a list of eligible recipients through a couple contact campaign between Jan. 10 and Jan. 16. “Responsibility for compiling the list has been delegated to accredited social health campaigners and auxiliary nurse midwives. Men’s involvement in family planning will be highlighted throughout the campaign, which will run until January 29,” he added.
The Parivar Vikas Abhiyan mission will be carried out in all medical colleges, hospitals and public health institutions. Interested and eligible couples will also be encouraged to adopt temporary and permanent family planning measures during the campaign.
“Health experts will raise public awareness and talk about the appropriate age for marriage, the first child after at least two years of marriage, a three-year gap between two children, as well as permanent and temporary measures of planning during the campaign,” Pandey said. According to sources, Mission Parivar Vikas’ main goal is to increase access to high-quality family planning options based on information, services and supplies. reliable within a rights-based framework.