Nationwide launch of a dedicated product containing Levonorgestrel with appropriate
information on the pack.
- Availability of product to cover all sections of
society through existing family planning outlets as well as on prescription.
- Focussed mass-media public awareness campaigns including TV, radio, newspaper,
magazines as well as having a telephone ‘hotline’.
- Organization of training
to all categories of providers, from gynaecologists, general practitioners, midwives,
ANMs to health workers.
- Technical supervision, refresher training and
medical service delivery guidelines for the providers.
- Involvement of
public and private sector, community leaders, gram-panchayats and others for community
- Creation of a National Monitoring Cell.
of a dedicated product, IEC for public awareness and training of providers, all
the three need to start simultaneously as soon as possible. Distribution through
the existing family planning outlets, with proper counselling as well as instructions
on the package and monitoring, to go hand in hand. The Secretary, Family Welfare
decided to call a meeting of experts to chalk out an ‘Action Plan’ based on these
It is hoped that now women in India, too, will have
access to Emergency Contraception – a world-wide accepted and standard modality
for reproductive healthcare.