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Assam: NHM takes up measures for population control among immigrant Muslims

The National Health Mission Assam is taking up measure for the upcoming World Population Day on July 11, after Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed serious concern for population control among immigrant Muslims of the state.

NHM have decided to promote home delivery of contraceptives and of higher incentives for male and female sterilization in eight select districts.

In a statement issued by NHM Assam stated, “For female sterilization as per the ongoing Family Planning program in Aspirational and Mission Parivar Vikas districts viz. Baksa, Barpeta, Darrang, Dhubri, Goalpara, Hailakandi, Karimganj and Udalguri the incentive is Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000 depending on the type of method (PPS/Minilap/LS) and for other districts it is Rs 1400 to Rs 2200. For male sterilization the incentive is Rs 3000 in the Aspirational and MPV districts and Rs 2,000 in case of other districts.”

“Another high focus will be on the home delivery of contraceptives so that the clients can be provided services at the door step,”the statement said.

According to NHM Assam, last year amidst Covid pandemic, Assam performed 835 sterilizations conducted 20,848 IUCD insertions, 7136 Antara injections administered, 702229 condoms, 441263 Oral Contraceptives distributed during the WPD.

NHM Assam said that the state has geared up for celebrating the World Population Day with extensive information, education and communication (IEC) campaigns and mobilization of clients.

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