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Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri. Prem Singh Tamang launches the 'VATSALYA' Scheme in Soreng

Information & Public Relations Department

Date: 07-Apr-2022
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Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri. Prem Singh Tamang launches the 'VATSALYA' Scheme in Soreng.
Soreng, 7th April 2022 (IPR): On a historic occasion of the formal inauguration of the Soreng District the Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri. Prem Singh Tamang announced the one of a kind scheme for the Sikkimese populous, “Vatsalya” a scheme benefitting the mothers and increasing the fertility rate in Sikkim.
A women-centric scheme where an amount of Rs. 3 lakhs of financial assistance for treating infertility would be given to couples having difficulty in conceiving where the couples can undergo In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment.
The scheme would be given to both Government employees and Non-employees of Sikkim. The scheme would be implemented through the Health Department for Government employees and non-employees would get assistance from the Chief Minister’s Medical Assistance fund.
While explaining the scheme, the Chief Minister expressed his concern about the declining fertility rate amongst Sikkimese citizens hence the scheme ‘Vatsalya’ would be beneficial to those who are trying to conceive but can’t afford the IVF treatment due to it being costly. He also urged the beneficiaries to the full benefit of the scheme as having children is a joy that all should have.