On 18th May 2020, Chief minister Ashok Gehlot launched the Indira Priyadarshini Baby Kit distribution programme to newborn girls born in state hospitals. He handed the pink kits to 2 newborn girls who delivered at the Zanana Hospital, Jaipur.
Girls born in state medical hospitals of Jaipur district started receiving the baby kit from 18th May. The scheme will also be launched in other districts in the next few days. CM Gehlot had announced about the scheme in the state budget of 2019-20 to prevent the risk of infection from wrapping infants in old clothes and to protect newborn from hypothermia.
Blue kits will be distributed to newborn boys from July. Under the scheme, 11 lakh newborns in government medical institutions will get the kits every year. It will cost the exchequer around Rs 10 crore per year.
Indira Priyadarshini Baby Kit Scheme