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A Study on Factors Affecting the Functioning Of Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram in Ahmedabad District

Author:Divya BharatKumar Barot, Arur Bhagyalaxmi

Keywords:Janani shishusuraksha karyakram, Maternal mortality rate, Beneficiary, Entitlement.

Type:Original Article

Abstract:"Background: Every ?ve minutes one woman somewhere in India dies due to pregnancy-related complica-tions, amounting to one lakh ma-ternal deaths and 10 lakh new-born deaths each year. The Janani shishu suraksha kar-yakram(JSSK)programme was launched to aid in endeavor of de-crease in MMR by giving various entitlements to pregnant mother and children. Objective: To assess the factors af-fecting functioning of the Janani shishu suraksha karyakram pro-gram in community. Methodology: The cross sectional study was carried in Ahmedabad District out during the period of January 2014 to December 2015. The 235 beneficiaries were interviewed from the government health centers. Result: More than one third of bene-ficiaries were not aware about all the entitlements (benefits) of the programme.60% mothers had done USG in private set up. More than 70% mothers had to spend money for getting USG done followed by transport facility, medicine and la-boratory investigations. Conclusion: The factors affecting functioning of JSSK program were out of pocket expenditure incurred during pregnancy. The beneficiaries have to spend money because of la-boratory investigations, transport facility, medicines and complica-tion etc."