Tamil Nadu chief minister, J Jayalalithaa announced Amma Baby Care Kits would be provided to all babies born in government hospitals in Tamil Nadu.
The scheme would benefit 6.7 lakh children. A sum of Rs 67 crore was allotted for this scheme in the current fiscal year, the chief minister said.
The Amma Baby Care Kit will have items like baby towel, dress, bed, mosquito net, napkin, oil, shampoo, soap, soap box, nail cutter, kilukiluppai (rattle), toys, sanitizer, soap for mother and Sowbhagya Legiyam to improve mother’s health.
The Tamil Nadu government has introduced several welfare schemes and products under the Amma brand, including Amma pharmacies, Amma canteens, Amma drinking water and Amma Seeds.