Family Welfare Programme
Couples in the target group are identified annually by updating eligible couple register and motivated for accepting family planning methods. Couples accepting permanent Family Planning methods are given cash compensation at Rs.200/- for Tubectomy and Rs.150/- for Vasectomy. Provision is also available for the grant of special incentive such as special leave and special increment to the Govt. employees having two and less children and accept permanent family planning methods. Couples accepting temporary methods are given condoms and oral pills free of charge. Counseling is also done for the couples

The following tables will reveal the year wise achievements made under family welfare programme during the decade.
Year  Vasectomy  Tubectomy  IUD 
1990-91  2 20 119 
1991-92 4 19 131 
1992-93 5 31 101 
1993-94 4 20 105
1994-95 4 23 145 
1995-96 2 25 86
1996-97 1 47 108
1997-98 1 32 34 
1998-99 - 33 41
1999-00 1 37 52 
2000-01 - 52 33 

SPECIAL SCHOOL HEALTH CHECK UP:- A special programme was conducted in 1996 to find out the extend of health problems, among school children and the details are given below.

NAME OF THE ISLANDS EXAMINED NO. OF SCHOOLS COVERED 

CHILDREN 

ENROLED

EXAMINED  % % OF CHILDREN WITH ILLNESS 
Kavaratti 4 1389 1382 99.50 99.50
Amini 3 1155 1153 99.82 53.51
Kiltan 3 555 555 100 100
Kadmath 3 717 698 97.35 77.50
Kalpeni 3 557 557 100 79.53
Androth 5 1584 1582 99.02 78.75
Minicoy 2 1373 1373 100 16.38
Agatti 3 1060 1049 98.96 74.35
Chetlat 1 309 306 99.02 78.75
Bitra 1 24 24 100 79.16
Total 28 8723 8679 99.49 62.19

Name of the Islands Examined 
Examine
Anaemia
Worm Infection
Scabies
Pyoderma
Eye (Vision Defect)
Dental Problem
Others
Kavaratti 1382  359  296 38  33 70  426 84 
Amini  1153 120 63  71 16  245 33
Kiltan 555  77 198  38  19  13 154  35 
Kalpeni 557 66 248 5 2 9 89 19
Kadmath 698  101 59  10 29 12 226 76
Androth 1582  29 192 65 39 37 275  142
Minicoy 1373  38 9 9 - 7 98 58
Agatti  1049 187 163 34 46 7 108 208
Chetlat 306  47 48  11 - 94 4
Bitra  24 12 6 3 - 1 12 8
Total 8679  1036 1282  284 177 180 1727 667

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