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- 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 outreach programme.

- Creation of a National Monitoring Cell.

Introduction 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 recommendations.

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.

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