Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK) has been launched on 1st June, 2011, and it entitles all pregnant women delivering in public health institutions to absolutely free and no expense delivery including Caesarean section. The initiative stipulates free drugs, diagnostics, blood and diet, besides free transport from home to institution, between facilities in case of a referral and drop back home. Similar entitlements have been put in place for all sick infants accessing public health institutions for treatment.
As public health is a State subject, all programmes under NHM are being implemented by the State/UT Government and support to State/UT Government under NHM is provided based on the proposals in their respective Programme Implementation Plans (PIPs). In recent years, NHM division has not given any TA/DA norms. It is generally decided by the State Health Society.