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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 08:13 PM IST

Injectable contraceptives

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New Delhi: The Government has decided to introduce injectable contraceptives for women in the public health system and family welfare programme, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said on Tuesday.

“The government has decided to introduce injectable contraceptive for women in the public health system and family welfare programme. In the first phase it would be launched only in the medical colleges and district hospitals where dedicated counsellors for family planning are in place,” the minister said in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

He said that the government had conducted a high-level meeting of prominent gynecologists from across the country including heads of departments of medical colleges and professional and technical organisations which discussed the safety concerns in detail.

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Published on: Wednesday, December 09, 2015, 12:12 AM IST
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