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More than 18,000 poor pregnant women receive aid

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A pregnant woman at a health. KT/ Chor Sokunthea

Prime Minister Hun Sen today said that 18,725 pregnant women from poor families have received financial support after the government started distributing funds from its health care scheme in June.

Speaking with hearing and visually impaired students at Krousar Thmey School in Sen Sok district, Mr Hun Sen said that within one month, 18,725 pregnant women from poor families have received cash assistance from the government in a newly-launched scheme that is aimed at supporting mothers throughout pregnancy and until the child reaches two years of age.

He noted that the government provides the cash aid in designated phases throughout the pregnancy and until the child is two years old.

“The government wants to see citizens enjoy good health through the social health policy scheme, which is aimed to reduce health concerns in children, including a weak brain and disability,” Mr Hun Sen said.

He noted that pregnant women from poor families used to pay for their health checks, which is now no longer necessary with the new policy.

Full story in Tuesday’s paper

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