While our primary constituencies have been children in need of care and protection and children in conflict with the law, we also work to address the root causes of vagrancy and displacement. The ambit of our interventions include runaway children, vagrant and working children on the street or on railway platforms, children languishing in different government run correctional institutions, trafficked children, and children being kept in detention or at times in police lock-ups or jails. Bal Sakha initiated its intervention in Bihar in the year and registered in He then shared the report with Government of Bihar including administration, judiciary and police officials.
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Malnutrition and lack of proper required health care for mothers and children are major determinants of maternal and child health. Poor development status of newborn, lack of adequate and timely care and poor nutrition lead to thousands of children dying in the State before they even reach their first birthday.
These are serious maternal and child health problems and require urgent attention. Gujarat state has already implemented various schemes like Chiranjeevi Yojana, Bal Bhog Yojana, Nutritious food with vitamins Yojana Vitamin Yukta Poshan Ahar , kanya kelavani Yatra for saving the precious lives of mothers and children, fighting against malnutrition, take care of primary education and particularly education of girl child.
However, there is a need to consolidate efforts and redouble energies to attack the evils of maternal and child Mortality. With these aims especially to reduce IMR to 30 from current 50 per thousand live births, Nirogi Balak Yojna is being launched in Nirogi Bal Varsh as an initiative to achieve improved health and education and ensure overall human development in the State. It is proposed to address this issue by forming strong service delivery mechanism for delivery of neonatal care through Public Private Partnership with practicing private pediatricians on the lines of Chiranjivi Yojna through this innovative Bal Sakha Yojna.
The Bal Sakha Scheme Under this scheme, all babies born to BPL mothers in the State approximately 3,00, births per annum will be covered for neonatal care by partnering pediatricians, including care in their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit level 2 at no cost to the beneficiary. After initialization and stabilization of the Scheme, the Scheme may be extended to cover all infants up to one year age. Up to October private pediatricians are enrolled and new born attended under Bal Sakha yojana.
Bal Sakha Yojana (BSY)