The state government of Assam has introduced a new scheme named as “Matrutva Yojana” for the tribal couples who have not been able to conceive even after three year of marriage. The state government under the Matrutva Yojana would provide financial assistance of up to Rs. 5 lakh per married couple for fertility treatment.
Matrutva Yojana Objectives
The main objective of the scheme is to improve the birth rate among scheduled tribes (ST) in Goa. Under the scheme, the state government would provide financial assistance to carry out IVF (Invitro Fertilization).
The women belonging to ST community and who have not been able to conceive her first child even after three years of marriage would be issued financial assistance to receive the IVF treatment. The medical treatment under the scheme can be availed either from government hospitals or registered private hospitals/nursing homes in Goa.
Matrutva Yojana would cover all the medical treatment related expenses such as medicine, tonics, doctor’s fees, medical tests/examination and cost of any other treatment prescribed by the doctor. However, the maximum amount to be sanctioned is Rs. 5 Lakh. The benefit under the scheme would be given to help with the birth of only one surviving child. To cover medical examination/test and doctor’s fees, Rs. 25,000 would be given in advance.
Goa government would form a committee to implement the scheme which will also be responsible for sanction and approval of installments. Further installments would be released only after submission of bills for medication or payment of receipts.
How to Avail for Matrutva Yojana Benefits
To avail the benefits of Matrutva Yojana, ST certificate of either husband or wife issued by a competent authority would be required. The couple would also be required to produce their marriage certificate along with a certificate from MBBS or higher qualification doctor stating that the applicant requires IVF/Advance treatment for fertility.
However, there is no limit on income of the applicant to be eligible for scheme benefits.