International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 2, Issue 12 (2016)

Study on the availability of physical infrastructure and manpower facilities in sub-centres of Ahmedabad District of Gujarat


Dr. Shashank Patel, Dr. Saurabh Rathod, Dr. Rinkal Viradiya

Background: A Sub-centre provides interface with the community at the grass root level providing primary health care services. The SCs are under constant criticism for their inability to deliver quality services. The main reasons are the nonavailability of health workers, inadequate infrastructure and facilities. In the above context, the present study was undertaken with the objective to assess the infrastructure facilities and availability of manpower in the SCs of Ahmedabad district, Gujarat. Material and method: The present study was conducted in SCs of Ahmedabad district from April 2014 to December 2015. It is Cross-sectional study. Predesigned and pretested questionnaire made from IPHS revised guideline 2012 was used. Around 50% of the existing PHCs i.e. 20 were randomly selected by chit method and from each of selected PHC 2 SC was selected randomly by chit method. So, we have taken 40 SCs. Result: There were 80% SCs had Designated Government building, 52.5% had Display board and 22.5% SCs had Complaint box. 82.5% SCs had water supply, Regular electricity supply and Telephone facility. Only 60% SCs had Transport facility from the SCs village. there were only 38.75% FHW and 70% MHW were present. There were only 27.5% SCs had MPHW Quarter.7.5% MPHW female were living in Quarter and only 2.5% MPHW male were living in Quarter. 65% SCs had Labour room but deliveries conducted only in 40% SCs. Conclusion: SCs did not have fixed working hours and therefore they were unable to provide many services on regular basis. MPHW not staying at quarter. 65% SCs had Labour room but deliveries conducted only in 40% SCs.
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Dr. Shashank Patel, Dr. Saurabh Rathod, Dr. Rinkal Viradiya. Study on the availability of physical infrastructure and manpower facilities in sub-centres of Ahmedabad District of Gujarat. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 2, Issue 12, 2016, Pages 36-38
International Journal of Medical and Health Research