Health Department, Haryana
स्वास्थ्य विभाग, हरियाणा

FAMILY WELFARE PROGRAMME

In an effort to reduce the birth rate to the extent necessary to stabilize the population at a level consistent with the requirement of the national economy, State is running the Family Welfare Programme. Earlier, in order to reduce birth rate, targets were set for various family Planning methods without taking into consideration, the felt need of the people,. But now, there has been a paradigm shift by having target free approach.

The Total Fertility Rate (childern/women) has come down from 2.7 (NFHS-3) to 1.9 of Haryana State (NFHS-5).

Achievements of Family Welfare Programme

All efforts are taken and daily monitoring of Family Welfare Programme is done by the state for successful implementation of Family Welfare Programme.>

The State Government is successfully implementing the national Family Welfare Programme as an integral part of total health care delivery system. It is purely voluntary programme in which the eligible couples choose the contraceptives as per their need. Since April 1996, Family Welfare Programme is implemented as Community Needs Assessment Approach C.N.A.A. wherein demand of the community and quality of services with decentralized participatory planning is the driving force behind the programme thus actually making it a people’s programme.

The present approach in Family Planning programme is to provide a “BASKET OF CONTRACEPTIVES" that is to offer all methods from which an individual can choose according to his/her choice. The objectives of the programme are:-

  • To reduce the growth rate by allowing the eligible couples to anticipate and attain their desired number of children by proper spacing and timing of births by use of contraceptives.
  • To stabilize the population.
  • To avoid unwanted births.
  • To regulate intervals between pregnancies.
  • To increase the use of contraceptives among eligible couples.

Family Planning programme aims to provide benefit to the mother by reducing the health risk, by reducing risk of developing complications during pregnancy, by avoiding physical strain of child bearing, by reducing the number of Maternal Deaths. The programme provides benefit to children by ensuring better chance of survival at birth, by promoting better childhood nutrition, by promoting physical growth and development and by preventing birth defects.

Milestones

  • The total fertility rate of Haryana state as per SRS 2019 has reduced from 2.3 to 2.1.
  • Funds approved under state budget for Family Planning indemnity scheme and quantum of amount got doubled w.e.f. 01-04-2018 as per GOI guidelines.
  • Majority of sterilization failure cases, CM window complaints and court cases have been disposed off.
  • IEC material including Family Planning posters, MPA cards are distributed by State in all districts of state Haryana.
  • Introduction of New Contraceptives- Injectable contraceptive MPA (Antara) and Chhaya has played a vital role in the programme.
  • Home to Home distribution of contraceptives by ASHA and organization of Sterilization operations at operating centres in all districts of State Haryana is being done.
  • Review meetings of DFWOs are being conducted on regular basis for proper monitoring of the programme.
  • FP-LMIS is launched in all the districts upto the level of Sub Centre.
  • Antara injections are supplied up to the level of sub centre. Antarahry software implementation for follow up of Antara users is done.
  • Inclusion of FP Services during Population Based Screening (PBS) under NCD programme is done. During screening ANM/ASHA will do counselling of eligible couples and facilitate the beneficiaries to the nearest Health Facility for providing the required FP Services.
  • Inclusion of Family Planning counselling activity on PMSMA days i.e. 9th of every month during the antenatal period of pregnant women is done.
  • The physical achievement of Family Welfare programme in FY 2021-2022 is as follows :-

 

2021-22

Methods

Annual Workload (Target)

Achievement.

% Achievement

Sterilization

77000

45643

59.3

IUD Insertion (including PPIUCD)

220000

190065

86.4

PPIUCD Insertion

110000

90669

82.4

C.C. Pieces

20000000

13105925

65.5

O.P. Cycles

750000

753581

100.5