PICME – Tamilnadu
PICME – Tamilnadu
PICME or Pregnancy and Infant Cohort Monitoring and Evaluation (PICME) is a system deployed by the Tamilnadu government to track all pregnant women. Pregnant women can register on https://picme.tn.gov.in/ right from the inception of pregnancy until obtaining a birth certificate for the newborn. Persons registered under PICME are provided with a 12 digit RCH ID, which is being used to track all aspects of the pregnancy by the Public Health Department.
Expectant mothers can get PICME registration through the nearest government health care centers, hospitals, and primary health care centers. Expectant mothers can also contact the local nurses or Aanganwadi center workers for collecting the 12 digit registration code. Finally, the application is also available at all village level CSC (Common Service Centers).
Once registered on the system, the expectant mothers can also avail benefits under the RCH scheme. During the ante-natal stage, the local nurses will monitor the mothers registered on PICME. The nurse can also help you upload the document details on the official (Pregnant and Infant Cohort Monitoring and Evaluation) software.
Obtaining a birth certificate for any child born from a mother having PICME registration is simple. After birth, the expectant mother can provide the RCH ID to obtain a birth certificate for the newborn quickly.
Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme
In addition to providing access to good healthcare during pregnancy, expectant mothers registered under PICME having financial requirements can avail benefits under the Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme. Under the scheme, the Tamilnadu government provides financial assistance up to Rs. 12,000 for expectant mothers as under:
- Every pregnant woman will receive the first installment of Rs. 4000. This avails all required health services during the 7th month of pregnancy.
- After the delivery, the mother will receive the second installment of Rs. 4000. This is available for the mothers who deliver in Government or Local Body Institutions.
- The third installment of Rs.4000 will be given to the mother on completion of the third dose of DPT, Hepatitis, and Polio vaccine for the child.
PICME registration is mandatory for obtaining the above benefits and financial assistance under the Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity Benefit Scheme.
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