Posted on 31 July 2016.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation on 22nd edition of his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.
Expressing concern over pregnancy-related deaths and other complications, Modi announced a new health scheme – the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan – for pregnant women.
While addressing the nation, Modi said government hospitals and other facilities will provide free medical care to needy pregnant women in the country on the 9th of every month.
"The government of India has started a mission to help such women. Lots of doctors have already written to me, but we will need more," he said.
Modi called upon doctors across the country to join in the government's mission to provide free medical care once in a month to pregnant women in their areas.
PM sounds alert against digital fraud
Making a reference to fraud and cheating through email and sms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people must stay alert and make others aware on the issue.
"Some people get enticed by fake offers and end-up losing money; keep away by such enticements and remain alert, share information with your friends about such frauds," the Prime Minister said.
In 2011-12, nearly 10,048 such fraudulent transactions for a value of Rs 38 crore were reported while in 2012-13 there were nearly 8,765 transactions worth Rs 67 crore.
PM extends best wishes to Indian contingent
Modi also extended best wishes to the Indian contingent who would be representing India at the Rio Olympics next month and urged the nation to encourage them.
"A sports 'Mahakumbh' is being organised. The whole world will play. Every country will watch its players very closely and we too will do the same. I am ready to send your messages to our players," Modi said in his Mann ki Baat radio programme.
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