Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing concern over pregnancy related deaths and other complications, said that government hospitals and other facilities will provide free medical care to needy pregnant women in the country.
During his 'Mann Ki Baat' address to the nation, 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.
‘Mann Ki Baat is an Indian radio programme hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he addresses the nation as an effort to reach the public.’
"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, adding that on 9th day of every month pregnant woman will be checked and given medical aid at government hospitals free of cost.