Family Welfare Programmes

 

Family Welfare Programme has focussed on the health needs of the women in reproductive age group and of children below the age of 5 years and also to provide contraceptives and spacing services to the desired people. The objectives of the Family Welfare Programme are :

Population Stabilization at a level consistent with the needs of National development

Reducing the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)

Safe Delivery

Safe abortion

Balanced Sex-ratio

Effective Implementation of the Family Welfare Programme in the U.T. has lead to very substantial improvement in health status of the U.T. Population.

 

Family Welfare Programmes

Post-Partum Programme

Free Supply of contraceptives to the Government and Private Medical Institutions

Compensation for Sterilisation

Implementation of PRe-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex selection) Act

Monitoring of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act.

 

Family Welfare Services are provided to the community through a network of 77 Sub-Centres. 39 PHCs and 4 CHCs supported by 4 District Hospital. The ANMs are the frontline worker providing the Family Welfare Services to the community. They are supervised by the LHVs / PHNs posted in PHCs.

 

Family Welfare Activities 2002-03 to 2009-10

 

Method

2002-03

2003-04

 2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

Vasectomy

16

21

17

19

24

14

25

23

Tubectomy

12273

12524

11915

10194

10459

10289

9755

9359

I.U.D

4075

3737

3150

3628

3506

3266

2721

2469

Oral Pills

1356

1758

1584

1871

1743

1848

1710

2281

C.C (Condoms)

8066

10526

10379

9934

10575

11462

10612

9353

M.T.P

1486

1322

1683

1996

1726

1579

1230

1145

Institutional Deliveries

27290

28286

27978

26170

*46864

*49660

*47332

*48164

Home Deliveries

447

308

185

85

116

73

57

39

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *Including JIPMER and Private Intuitions

 

Reduction in fertility, mortality and population growth rates is major objectives of the 10th Plan.  The focus will be on improving accesses to services to meet the health care needs of the women in reproductive age group and of children below the age of 5 years and also to provide contraceptives and spacing services to the desired people. The main objective is reducing the birth rate to the extent necessary to stabilize the population at a level consistent with the needs of National development.

 

Year Crude Birth Rate Crude Death Rate Infant Mortality Rate
All India Puducherry All India Puducherry All India Puducherry
2001 25.4 17.9 8.4 7.0 66.0 22.0
2002 25.0 17.9 8.1 6.7 63.0 22.0
2003 24.8 17.5 8.0 6.3 60.0 24.0
2004 24.1 17.0 7.5 8.0 58.0 24.0
2005 23.8 16.2 7.6 7.1 58.0 28.0

Source: SRS, India.

 

 

 

Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT)

 

With a view to improve the declining sex ratio (Number of females per thousand males) and for containing the menace of female foeticide the Government has brought into force the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994 (PNDT Act) with effect from 1.1.1996. PNDT Act is being implemented in the U.T. with the direction of the Supreme Court. Under the Act, 36 Genetic clinics are functioning in the U.T. with the approval of Appropriate Authority/ Director of Health and Family Welfare Services. The Deputy Director (FW&MCH) is the Nodal officer for the implementation of this Act in the U.T.

 

Under the PNDT Act, a Central Supervisory Board has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Minister of Health and Family Welfare. Appropriate Authorities and Advisory Committees have been constituted in all States and Union Territories for implementation of PNDT Act.