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LaQshya Program Launched to Improve Quality of Maternity Care

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched program ‘LaQshya’ to improve the quality of care in labour room and maternity Operation Theatre (OT). The Program will improve quality of care for pregnant women in labour room, maternity Operation Theatre and Obstetrics Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and High Dependency Units (HDUs).

LaQshya Program Launched to Improve Quality of Maternity Care

Highlights of the programme

  • LaQshya will help in reducing the maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. 
  • The quality of care during delivery will be improved.
  • Steps like improving infrastructure up-gradation, ensuring availability of essential equipment, providing adequate human resources, capacity building of health care workers and improving quality processes in the labour room are to be taken.
  • Obstetrics, dedicated Obstetric ICUs at Medical College Hospital level and Obstetric HDUs at District Hospital are operationalized under LaQshya program.

Way Forward

The Program aims at implementing ‘fast-track’ interventions for achieving tangible results within 18 months. A multi-pronged strategy has been adopted such as improving infrastructure up-gradation, ensuring availability of essential equipment, providing adequate human resources, capacity building of health care workers and improving quality processes in the labour room.

Certification

National Quality Assurance Standards will assess the quality improvement in labour room and maternity OT. Every facility achieving 70% score on NQAS will be certified as LaQshya certified facility. Facilities scoring more than 90%, 80% and 70% will be given Platinum, Gold and Silver badge accordingly. Facilities achieving NQAS certification, defined quality indicators and 80% satisfied beneficiaries will be provided incentive of Rs 6 lakh, Rs 3 lakh and Rs 2 lakh for Medical College Hospital, District Hospital and FRUs respectively.

Expected Questions

Which of the following schemes is associated with the improved maternity care in labour rooms and Operations theatres?
a. LaQshya
b. Akshara
c. Matru Vandana
d. Swasth Santaan

LaQshya Programme is associated with
a. child labour
b. human trafficking
c. maternity care
d. women empowerment

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