A child’s health is intimately linked with the mother at the pregnancy stage. The Government will build on the positive experiences of the Maternal Health Voucher Scheme (MHVS) and expand coverage to all women who need this service, undertaking it in a phased manner. To this end, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) will prepare a detailed implementation plan along with a specific timeline and detailed programme cost by December 2014, for Cabinet approval. The programme will continue to be managed by the MoHFW. In particular, the MoHFW will coordinate supply-side interventions to ensure that the demand for the service financed through MHVS does not go unmet.