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“LaQshya” (Labour room Quality Improvement Initiative);
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July 13, 2019

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  • Govt has launched ‘LaQshya’: Labour room Quality improvement initiative

 

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Issues related to Health & Education

Govt has launched ‘LaQshya’: Labour room Quality improvement initiative

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.

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  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the ‘LaQshya’ programme aimed at improving quality of care in labour room and maternity Operation Theatre (OT).
  • Through this program, Govt. also want to enhance satisfaction of beneficiaries visiting the health facilities and provide Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) to all pregnant women attending the public health facilities.
  • Under the National Health Mission, the States have been supported in creating Institutional framework for the Quality Assurance – State Quality Assurance Committee (SQAC), District Quality Assurance Committee (DQAC), and Quality Team at the facility level. These committees will also support implementation of LaQshya interventions.

OBJECTIVES:

  • To reduce maternal and newborn mortality & morbidity due to hemorrhage, retained placenta, preterm, preeclampsia and eclampsia, newborn sepsis, etc.
  • Improvement the Quality of care during the delivery and immediate post-partum care,
  • stabilization of complications and ensure timely referrals
  • Eenable an effective two-way follow-up system.

IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES:

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

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