KalingaTV News Network
New Delhi: In a bid to check population growth in the country, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday launched two new contraceptives, an injectable contraceptive MPA under the ‘Antara’ programme and a contraceptive pill, ‘Chhaya’.
The contraceptives have so far been launched in 10 states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Haryana, West Bengal, Odisha, Delhi and Goa. These are available free in Medical Colleges and District Hospitals in the respective states.
The contraceptives are safe and highly effective, the ‘Antara’ injectable being effective for three months and the ‘Chayya’ pill for one week, and will help meet the changing needs of couples and help women plan and space their pregnancies.
The Ministry had recently launched new software– Family Planning Logistics Management Information System (FP-LMIS), in order to provide robust information on the demand and distribution of contraceptives to health facilities and ASHAs.