Tamil Nadu RCH Scheme

Registration of Pregnant Women in Tamil Nadu

About Tamil Nadu RCH Scheme

Tamil Nadu Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department have asserted that a pregnant woman needs to go through the registration process before she applies for her child’s birth certificate under TN RCH Scheme. The RCH Scheme Tamil Nadu facility is available on the internet. The registration process for Tamil Nadu RCH Scheme is compulsory immediately after the delivery of the child. Several health centres will give this facility to women who are expecting.

Pregnant Women Registration in Tamil Nadu for Birth Certificate under the RCH Scheme
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Pregnant ladies can register according to the Department of Public Health’s rules at health institutions in Tamil Nadu. For doing the online registration, one needs to visit the website https://picme.tn.gov.in

Mothers have to submit the number of their RCH ID which has 12 digits. This number will be provided by the nurses of the respective health organizations & delivered on the day of registration in the hospital. All pregnant women have to go through this procedure. This new law is an attempt to reduce MMR and IMR in the state. MMR and IMR stand for Maternal Mortality Rate and Infant Mortality Rate respectively.

Village Health Nurses
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Pregnant Women need to register now in RCH Scheme Tamil Nadu

The Public Health Department gets the registration done under the beneficial RCH Scheme. Antenatal maintenance is given by multiple sub-centres, government hospitals as healthcare centres before and after the birth of the baby. Nurses, both urban and rural, have a crucial role to play in this process. The pregnant women monitored by the nurses on PICME. The full form of PICME is Pregnant and Infant Cohort Monitoring and Evaluation. The pregnant woman can approach the Common Service Centres or health centres opened by the government in their village or town and ask for their RCH ID which is mandatory for availing antenatal facilities.

Information regarding implementation of TN RCH Scheme

https://picme.tn.gov.in takes care of the implementation process.

Ante-natal care

The Reproductive and Child Health is a dynamic scheme that manages the process of registration to get birth certificates. Then the Public Health Department executes it further. The pregnant woman should given ante-natal care after completion of the registration and also after the child is born. The facilities are provided by healthcare organizations and hospitals owned by the government in Tamil Nadu. This process is entirely mandatory.

Ante-natal Health Care
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During the time of registration, information has collected, and particulars noted by them about the ante-natal care that the mothers get. On the application of PICME, the assimilated information has uploaded by the nurses, and as a result of that, the RCH number of 12 digits has supplied by the governing body. This system also gives women the liberty to benefit by the Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Assistance Scheme.

How can you register on PICME?

For this RCH Scheme, registration is mandatory under any Department of Public Health. Usually, the registration can do by government hospitals, non-governmental medical centres and also from those organizations which provide health care facility. To receive the RCH number, pregnant women can contact the Anganwadi centre workers or the nurses of the respective health centre.

The pregnant woman’s complete health check-up has done by the nurses at the time of enrollment under this scheme. These nurses guide you while uploading your details on the software of PICME and then you will get your RCH number. PICME software’s official site for expectant mothers is https://picme.tn.gov.in

If you want to know about the process of application, you can approach the village’s Common Service Centers. There is another way of knowing about it, and that is by calling at their helpline number which is 102, and it is toll-free. The Tamil Nadu government is hopeful that through this process the IMR, as well as MMR, get minimized in the state.

How to Register on PICME

The health departments will be able to prepare birth certificates in a hassle-free way by following the registration details. From the online registration, would-be mothers will get their RCH code. This RCH code is essential with the help of this, the expected mother can ask for ante-natal care. This system aims to get all pregnant women of the state registered beforehand so that they get proper care during their pregnancy and reduce health risks for both the mother and the child.