Anusuya, D and Udhaya, S (2018) A STUDY ON PERCEPTION OF WOMEN ON SELECT BLOCK PRIMARY HEALTH CENTERS TOWARDS UTILIZATION OF MATERNAL SERVICES (with reference to Coimbatore District). Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research, 5 (11). pp. 525-531. ISSN 2349-5162

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Health itself is an important factor in everyone’s life and women health is more important as it affects a family as such. The Public health care system is inevitable for maintaining the basic health, particularly for the economically weak people both in rural and urban areas. But their role and functioning is quite bothering when compared to private sector hospitals. This paper attempts to measure the perception of women patients on select Block Primary Health Centers (BPHCs) towards maternal services in Coimbatore District. 100 women from 2 blocks Karamadai and Sarcarsamakulam of Coimbatore district were interviewed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays when they approach for either maternal or child care services. The data was analyzed using simple percentage and ANOVA. Out of the sample population, 86% of them had taken more than 8 ANC visits, 72% have not spent any out of pocket expenditure towards medical
expenditure and only 38% travelled more than 3 kilometers to reach the PHCs. Thus this study reveals that the delivery and utilization of maternal and child services in Coimbatore district is highly satisfactory. Ensuring service of a doctor round the clock, cleanliness in campus, availability of drugs and equipments will further improve perception and satisfaction of women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Block Primary Health Centers (BPHCs), Maternal Services, Ante Natal Care (ANC).
Subjects: A Business and Management > AK Health care and delivery
Divisions: PSG College of Arts and Science > Department of Commerce
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Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2021 09:45
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2021 09:45

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