Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK)


  • Ministry of Woman and Child Development (MoWCD)
  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)


  • To provide free and cashless delivery for pregnant women accessing government health facilities
  • To provide essential care to mother and neonate within 48 hours of delivery
  • To eliminate out-of-pocket expenses for institutional delivery and treatment of sick infants


  • Free and cashless delivery, including C-section
  • Free drugs, consumables, and diagnostics
  • Free provision of blood
  • Free diet during stay in the health institutions
  • Exemption from user charges
  • Free transport from home to health institutions and between facilities in case of referral
  • Free drop back from institutions to home after 48hrs stay
  • Free treatment for sick newborns and infants


  • Pregnant women who access government health facilities for delivery

Implementation Strategy

  • JSSK was launched in June 2011 to eliminate out-of-pocket expenses for institutional delivery of pregnant women and treatment of sick infants
  • In 2014, the programme was extended to all antenatal and postnatal complications of pregnancy and similar entitlements have been put in place for all sick newborns and infants (up to one year of age) accessing public health institutions for treatment

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