Now family planning counsellors at DHs
New Delhi, June 9: The government will soon depute family planning counsellors at district hospitals across the country for better utilization of its population control services, officials said here Friday.
"There is a proposal to place counsellors at district hospitals for comprehensive counselling related to family planning services. This would include birth control options, post-delivery counselling and reproductive healthcare services," said Sushma Dureja, deputy commissioner, family planning, at the ministry of health.
"States such as Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have been poor performers when it comes to family planning. But we are aiming at a country-wide reach for counsellors," added Dureja.
The move is one of the steps adopted by the government to stabilise population growth, experts said.
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