Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK)

Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) is an initiative of Govt. of India & Govt. of Gujarat to assure completely free and cashless services to pregnant women including normal deliveries and caesarean operations, postnatal mothers upto 42 days and sick Infants (up to 1 year after birth) in Government health institutions.

JSSK Entitlements are As Follows

  • Free and zero expense treatment
  • Free Drug & Consumables
  • Free Diagnostic services
  • Free Diet during stay in the health institutions
  • Free provision of Blood Transfusion
  • Free transportation service from Home to Health Institutions, between facilities in case of referral and drop back to home
  • Exemption from all kind of user charges

Implementation Status on Each Entitlements

  • Deliveries are free in Govt. institutions.
  • Free home to hospital transport is provided by 108 Ambulances, Govt. Ambulances, hired PHC vehicles and by other ambulances.
  • Free Diet is provided to all beneficiaries in Govt. institutions.
  • JSSK entitlements Boards put up at prominent locations of Govt. Hospitals with persons responsible for grievance Redressal.

Referral Transport, Call Centers & Toll Free Number.

Referral transport from home to health Facility

EMRI Ambulance Services (108-Ambulance Service) are currently available throughout Gujarat through the toll free number 108, which is controlled by state level call centre. The pre hospitalization emergency care provided by EMRI is free and the patient is admitted to a hospital of her or his choice

Referral to the higher facility

The free referral services are provided by state owned CHC ambulances and by PHC vehicles

Drop back from the facility to home

Drop back services provided through state owned ambulances or by hired vehicles. Drop back vehicles( khilkhilat vans ) are deployed to each districts.

JSSK Help Desk Counselors:

41 JSSK help desks are operates across the state to facilitate and to ensure provision of various entitlements under Janani Shishu Suraksha Karykram.


Achievement under Maternal Entitlements: Janani Shishu Suraksha Karykram
Year Number of Pregnant women received Free drugs and consumables Number of Pregnant women received Free diet Number of Pregnant women received free diagnostics Number of Pregnant women received free Blood Transfusion Number of Pregnant women received Free Referral Transport
April 2017 to March 2018 247801 113410 404040 10488 154992

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