- 1 PICME
Pregnant and Infant Cohort Monitoring and Evaluation Scheme (PICME) initiated by the government of Tamil Nadu. The main aim of the scheme is to make sure pregnant women receive proper medical assistance and care. By making PICME registration mandatory, to get the birth certificate, the Tamil Nadu government is also pushing the public to register for the PICME number. Eligible women must log in by visiting the online portal of picme.tn.gov.in to know the PICME number status.
The scheme will also track the pregnant women by giving the PICME number till the baby gets the birth certificate. It is a 12 digit identification number and online website set up to facilitate pregnant women to do the number tracking. The scheme is under National Health Mission and campaign by Public Health Department. Pregnant women can get the PICME registration at the nearest health care centers of government, first health care centers, and hospitals. The expectant mothers can also contact the nearest Anganwadi center workers or the local nurses to collect the license plate and the nurse will also assist the women in uploading the required documents to the online portal.
Importance of PICME Number
- The government of Tamil Nadu introduced the picme.tn.gov.in portal to assist expectant mothers. It helps the government to track and monitor the problems and needs of pregnant women.
- With the help of the scheme, women can reach out to the local hospitals, health centers, and government health facilities. The women can also visit their nearest Anganwadi centers or village-level CSC centers to collect the number.
- Mothers under the scheme are under the surveillance of the nurses available in local areas to ensure the good health and safety of both the newborn and mother. With this number, it is easy to get a birth certificate.
Under the PICME scheme, after registration, the beneficiaries will get financial assistance of Rs 18000 under Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy’s scheme. The Tamil Nadu government will give the financial benefit in installments.
- After registration at the correct time, the first installment of Rs 2000 will get before twelve weeks.
- The second installment will be given three months after the registration process and transferred directly to the beneficiary bank account.
- The third installment of Rs 2000 was paid after four months of registration to the beneficiary’s bank account.
- As the fifth installment, Rs 4000 given after the pregnant women delivered in a government hospital.
- The Sixth installment of RS 4000 given after the newborn vaccination completed with OPA/Rota/Peneta
- 2 IPV doses to the beneficiary’s bank account.
- Finally, the last installment of Rs 2000 given after the last vaccination, Rubella-Measles, is before the 12th month of the baby.
- Aadhaar Card
- Bank Passbook
- Spouse Aadhaar Card as the Residential proof
- Marriage Certificate
- Medical Reports including scanning
- Gynecologist prescriptions
- Last three months transaction records
- Two photographs
PICME Registration & Login Process
Beneficiaries who want to avail of the PICME Number scheme can do registration through the online portal picme.tn.gov.in or directly consulting concerned departments through the offline process.
PICME Registration Offline
- People can contact Seva centers near them; pregnant women can register there absolutely free of cost.
- Women can also register by directly calling the toll-free number 102.
- The final procedure is by contacting the nearest government hospital and by connecting with the concerned authorities there.
To get the number, the pregnant women follow the below process for registration.
- First, visit the official website of picme.tn.gov.in for PICME registration.
- The home page opens; on the right of the screen, there is an option of pre-registration by the public.
- Click on the pre-registration by the public.
- A new page appears; An application for the registration opens.
- Fill the form with the pregnant women’s name, address, district, municipality/circle name, village, pin code, and select the preferred day and time to visit the VHN.
- Also, enter the email ID, mobile number, captcha code and click on the save option.
- After the registration process is completed, a 12-digit identification number, i.e., PICME number sent to the email ID and mobile number.
- The nearest government healthcare authorities will connect, and the pregnant women must visit the nearby center so that government will assign the RCH ID.
- Beneficiaries must visit the picme.tn.gov.in online portal to log in.
- Enter the username and password.
- Also, enter the captcha code, and click on submit option.
- After logging into the portal, the beneficiaries can check several details like the status of the financial aids and can also edit the details whenever required.
How to check the PICME Number Status?
- Pregnant women must visit the picme.tn.gov.in portal to know the PICME number status.
- The home page opens, click on the pre-registration by the public, which is on the right side.
- A new page opens; now click on the application ID status on the menu bar.
- Now a page will display on the screen, enter the application ID and click on submit option.
- Finally, the PICME number status will appear on the screen.
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call center number: 102
Address: Directorate of Public Health and Prevention Medicine
359, Anna Salai, DMS complex,
Teynampet, Chennai- 600006