New Delhi – The Government of India has launched ‘LaQshya’, an 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.
The initiative primarily focuses on reducing preventable maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity due to hemorrhage, retained placenta, preterm, preeclampsia and eclampsia, obstructed labour, puerperal sepsis, newborn asphyxia, and newborn sepsis.
To improve quality of care during the delivery and immediate post-partum, stabilization of complications, ensure timely referrals and enable an effective two-way follow-up system are the other focused areas.
The programme aims at enhancing satisfaction of beneficiaries visiting the health facilities and providing respectful maternity care to all pregnant women attending the public health facilities.
Healthcare facilities such as Government medical college hospitals, district hospitals, designated FRUs and high case load CHCs have been identified for implementation of the programme.
To implement LaQshya, 2427 public health facilities have been identified till the date.