New Delhi, Jul 12: The Union Government has launched “LaQshya” (Labour room Quality improvement Initiative) to improve quality of care in labour room and maternity operation theatres in public health facilities and it’s a multipronged approach focused at Intrapartum and immediate postpartum period, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.
Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare) Ashwini Kumar Choubey said here in a written reply that 'LaQshya' aims 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.
The programme also aims to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity due to hemorrhage, retained placenta, preterm, preeclampsia and eclampsia, obstructed labour, puerperal sepsis, newborn asphyxia, and newborn sepsis.
The Minister said it will also improve the 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.
Government medical college hospitals, District Hospitals & equivalent health facilities and Designated FRUs and high case load CHCs with over 100 deliveries every month (60 in hills and desert areas) have been identified for implementation of LaQshya programme.
Till date 2,427 Public health facilities across the country have been identified for implementation of this programme. (UNI)