Family planning campaign to continue in state despite Covid pandemic: government | Patna News

Patna: Health Minister Mangal Pandey said on Wednesday that the department has developed a strategy to prioritize family planning even during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Parivar Vikas mission will run statewide until Jan. 29 to educate people about family planning, he added.
Sources said a couple contact campaign would be held Jan. 10-16 and family planning services Jan. 17-29 as part of the mission.
Pandey added that health department officials were tasked with compiling a list of eligible beneficiaries through a couple contact campaign between Jan. 10 and Jan. 16. Men’s involvement in family planning will be emphasized throughout the campaign, which will run until January 29, ”he added.
The Parivar Vikas Abhiyan mission will be carried out in all medical schools, hospitals and public health establishments. Interested and eligible couples will also be encouraged to adopt temporary and permanent family planning measures during the campaign.
“Health experts will raise awareness and discuss the appropriate age for marriage, the first child after at least two years of marriage, a three-year gap between two children, as well as permanent and temporary measures to family planning during the campaign, ”Pandey said. According to sources, the main goal of Mission Parivar Vikas is to increase access to high-quality family planning options based on reliable information, services and supplies within a rights-based framework.

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