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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
12 JUL 2019 3:26PM by PIB Delhi
LaQshya

Government of India has launched “LaQshya” (Labour room Quality improvement Initiative) to improve quality of care in labour room and maternity operation theatres in public health facilities. It’s a multipronged approach focused at Intrapartum and immediate postpartum period.

Aim: To reduce preventable maternal and newborn mortality, morbidity and stillbirths associated with the care around delivery in Labour room and Maternity Operation Theatre and ensure respectful maternity care.

Objectives:

  1. To reduce maternal and newborn mortality & morbidity due to hemorrhage, retained placenta, preterm, preeclampsia and eclampsia, obstructed labour, puerperal sepsis, newborn asphyxia, and newborn sepsis, etc.
  2. To improve Quality of care during the delivery and immediate post-partum care, stabilization of complications and ensure timely referrals, and enable an effective two-way follow-up system.
  • iii. To enhance satisfaction of beneficiaries visiting the health facilities and provide Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) to all pregnant women attending the public health facilities.

Following types of healthcare facilities have been identified for implementation of LaQshya program

  1. Government medical college hospitals.
  2. District Hospitals & equivalent health facilities.
  3. Designated FRUs and high case load CHCs with over 100 deliveries/month ( 60 in hills and desert areas)

Till date 2427 Public health facilities across country have been identified for implementation of LaQshya Program. Details are given below:

Sl. No.

State or union territory

Medical College

District Hospitals

Sub Divisional Hospital

Community Health Centers

Others

Total

1

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

1

3

0

2

0

6

2

Andhra Pradesh

12

12

25

43

6

98

3

Arunachal Pradesh

1

1

0

1

2

5

4

Assam

7

25

3

93

0

128

5

Bihar

6

38

32

1

349

426

6

Chandigarh

0

1

1

2

0

4

7

Chhattisgarh

6

24

0

28

0

58

8

Dadra and Nagar Haveli union territory

0

1

1

2

0

4

9

Daman and Diu

0

2

0

0

0

2

10

Delhi

5

12

1

0

0

18

11

Goa

1

2

2

0

0

5

12

Gujarat

19

23

36

75

0

153

13

Haryana

5

22

11

6

4

48

14

Himachal Pradesh

3

12

0

0

5

20

15

Jammu and Kashmir

2

11

0

10

0

23

16

Jharkhand

3

23

7

39

2

74

17

Karnataka

19

19

72

13

0

123

18

Kerala

7

18

17

1

 

43

19

Lakshadweep

0

1

0

0

0

1

20

Madhya Pradesh

5

36

6

19

0

66

21

Maharashtra

12

19

82

63

19

195

22

Manipur

2

4

0

0

0

6

23

Meghalaya

1

2

0

1

0

4

24

Mizoram

0

9

0

0

0

9

25

Nagaland

0

4

0

0

0

4

26

Odisha

6

29

25

38

0

98

27

Puducherry

1

2

0

0

0

3

28

Punjab

3

22

0

0

0

25

29

Rajasthan

10

28

7

26

1

72

30

Sikkim

0

1

0

0

0

1

31

Tamil Nadu

22

31

73

62

0

188

32

Telangana

9

37

0

29

 

75

33

Tripura

1

7

4

0

0

12

34

Uttar Pradesh

8

76

1

171

29

285

35

Uttarakhand

3

12

11

9

0

35

36

West Bengal

13

21

34

20

22

110

 

Total

193

590

451

754

439

2427

 

 

Chandigarh UT

S.No

Name of Facilities under LaQshya

Type of Facility - Medical College/DH/SDH/CHC/FRU/Area Hospital/Other

1

 GMSH16

District Hospital

2

Civil Hospital Manimajra

SDH

3

Civil Hospital 45

CHC

4

Civil Hospital 22

CHC

 

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), ShAshwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

 

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MV/LK