Aims & objectives: Janani-Suraksha-Yojana (JSY) scheme was launched in India in 2005 with the objective of reducing maternal mortality by promoting institutional deliveries. The main objectives of our study were, to assess the social profile, knowledge, attitude and utilization pattern of JSY beneficiaries. Setting & design: it was a descriptive study. Materials & methods: In the present study was conducted in N.S.C.B. Medical College, Jabalpur (M.P. - India) during 2006 -07 with a sample size of 300 beneficiaries. Statistical analysis: Percentages. Results & conclusion: 77.66% belonged to below poverty line (BPL) category. 67 % of the respondents arranged their own / hired vehicle for transportation for delivery. Only 17.33 % were motivated by ANM /Dai/ ASHA/ AWW for institutional delivery. Decision of expenditure depends upon husband in one third of cases. (Majority of beneficiary mothers were in favour of cash payment (94.33%). The arrangement of vehicle for transport is still a major issue of concern. In many cases the husbands decides the purpose for which money is to be used
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