Maternity perks distributed in Bhimphedi

HETAUDA: Makawanpur’s Bhimphedi Rural Municipality distributed maternity incentive to all new mothers in the rural municipality on Tuesday.

As per the Maternity/Infant Security Programme of the local body, 42 new mothers in the rural municipality received Rs 2000 each. The amount is additional to the government incentive of Rs 1,400 provided to women who have regular check-ups tand give birth to babies at government health facilities.

The rural municipality has allocated Rs 200,000 for various women-targeted programmes for the fiscal 2017-18.