• LaQshya: Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative

    published By On Jul 05, 2018

    Health is defined as physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity . This calls for a widening of perspective in the domain of maternal health to incorporate the psychosocial and physical aspects of wellbeing, as well as the quality of care provided. This signifies a shift from a blinkered lens which tracks health only in statistics; this hence ensures that the rights women are entitled to as patients’ are catered to, addressing the aspect of universal healthcare. Though government endeavours such as Janani Surakshya Yojana of 2005 have spurred institutional deliveries by almost 43%, the mounting numbers of institutional deliveries have not translated better quality care for mothers.
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