What is Samrakshan?

Samrakshan is a national program of the Indian Radiological & Imaging Association of India (IRIA) to address the high rates of perinatal mortality, low birth weight and preterm babies in India. The project was conceived and founded by Dr Rijo Mathew Choorakuttil who was the first national coordinator for this project that was initiated by IRIA during the presidentship of Dr Hemant Patel.


The program aims to reduce perinatal mortality in India through an approach that focuses on

  1. Integrating fetal Doppler studies with routine trimester specific antenatal scans in pregnancy
  2. Determining a customized risk assessment for preterm pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction for each pregnant woman
  3. Protocol based management for Preterm Pre-eclampsia and Fetal Growth Restriction