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Home Based New Born Care (HBNC)
A new scheme has been launched to incentivize ASHA for providing Home Based Newborn Care. ASHA will make visits to all newborns according to specified schedule up to 42 days of life. The proposed incentive is Rs. 50 per home visit of around one hour duration, amounting to a total of Rs. 250 for five visits. This would be paid at one time after 45 days of delivery, subject to the following:
- Recording of weight of the newborn in MCP card
- Ensuring BCG , 1st dose of OPV and DPT vaccination
- Both the mother and the newborn are safe till 42 days of the delivery, and
- Registration of birth has been done
A comprehensive “Home Based Newborn Care Operational Guideline- 2011” has been developed, published and disseminated in 2011 by Child Health Division, MoHFW, GOI to provide framework and guidance to enable a coherent home based new born care strategy and act a reference tool for the states to plan necessary interventions.