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Now, free condoms in high-fertility districts

DNDEL5907 | 6/16/2017 | Author : Neetu Chandra Sharma | WC :345



New Delhi: Rural areas in high-- fertility districts will now get an easy and private access to free condoms. The government is planning to place condom boxes at locations such as health facilities and Gram Panchayat Bhavan.
The arrangement will be made under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s Mission Parivar Vikas for high-fertility districts. Union Health Ministry has also directed social marketers under the government’s scheme to intensify their efforts for promotion of pills and condoms in over 146 districts, with Total Fertility Rate (TFR) of 3 and above. At least 56 per cent of the 261 districts are in the seven High Focus States i.e. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Assam.
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