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Assessment of awareness and service utilization of maternal and child health programmes among beneficiaries in a tribal district of Maharashtra

Sunil Kumar Panigrahi, Sulabha V Akarte.

Abstract
Background: Reduction of mortality of women and neonate is an area of concern for the governments across the globe. Ensuring that women receive skilled care at delivery is an essential part of safe motherhood programs. Janani Suraksha Yojana, a safe motherhood intervention was introduced in 2005 to promote institutional delivery among the poor pregnant women. In 2011, Janani Sishu Suraksha Karyakram was launched. The present study intends to assess awareness of services rendered among beneficiaries.

Objectives: To assess the awareness regarding the schemes in pregnant mothers and utilization of the same.

Materials and Methods: A hospital-based cross-sectional study conducted in antenatal care Outpatient Department of Rural Health and Training Centre of a government tertiary care teaching hospital situated in a tribal district of Maharashtra. Study was conducted from August to September 2016. Study tools used were pretested questionnaire used as personal interview. The data were compiled, coded and analysis was done in SPSS Version 23.

Results: Among the 200 pregnant females included in the study, 30 (15%) were <20 years of age, 135 (67%) were 2030 years of age, and 35 (17.5%) were more than 30 years of age. 65 (32%) of the pregnant females belonged to joint families and 135 (67.5%) of them were from nuclear families. 37 (18.5%) of the pregnant females were illiterate, and among the literates, 22 (11%) had completed their graduation, rest 72% of them were educated up to high school.

Conclusion: Systematic improvement needed for proper implementation and increase in awareness among mothers in peripheral and hard-to-reach areas so that the services are utilized by the beneficiaries.

Key words: Awareness; Utilization; Maternal-child Health Services


 
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Panigrahi SK, Akarte SV. Assessment of awareness and service utilization of maternal and child health programmes among beneficiaries in a tribal district of Maharashtra. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2018; 7(4): 291-295. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1029003022018


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Panigrahi SK, Akarte SV. Assessment of awareness and service utilization of maternal and child health programmes among beneficiaries in a tribal district of Maharashtra. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2018; 7(4): 291-295. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1029003022018



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Panigrahi SK, Akarte SV. Assessment of awareness and service utilization of maternal and child health programmes among beneficiaries in a tribal district of Maharashtra. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2018), [cited September 22, 2018]; 7(4): 291-295. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1029003022018



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Panigrahi, S. K. & Akarte, S. V. (2018) Assessment of awareness and service utilization of maternal and child health programmes among beneficiaries in a tribal district of Maharashtra. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 7 (4), 291-295. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1029003022018



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Panigrahi, Sunil Kumar, and Sulabha V Akarte. 2018. Assessment of awareness and service utilization of maternal and child health programmes among beneficiaries in a tribal district of Maharashtra. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 7 (4), 291-295. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1029003022018



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Panigrahi, Sunil Kumar, and Sulabha V Akarte. "Assessment of awareness and service utilization of maternal and child health programmes among beneficiaries in a tribal district of Maharashtra." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 7 (2018), 291-295. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1029003022018



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Panigrahi, Sunil Kumar, and Sulabha V Akarte. "Assessment of awareness and service utilization of maternal and child health programmes among beneficiaries in a tribal district of Maharashtra." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 7.4 (2018), 291-295. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1029003022018



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Panigrahi, S. K. & Akarte, S. V. (2018) Assessment of awareness and service utilization of maternal and child health programmes among beneficiaries in a tribal district of Maharashtra. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 7 (4), 291-295. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1029003022018





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