Anusuya, D and Udhaya, S (2018) A Study on impact of government maternity benefit schemes on women in utilization of Block Primary Health Centres (BPHCs) in Coimbatore District. International Journal of Management, Technology And Engineering, 8 (XI). pp. 897-905. ISSN 2249-7455

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Background: Maternal health is an important aspect in every woman’s life. The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is a major health indicator for public health outcome. In India efforts are made to reduce the MMR by improving the public health infrastructure, encouraging institutional delivery
and reducing out of pocket expenditure (OOPE) by giving financial assistance through maternity benefit schemes both at central and state level. Objective: To study the impact of government maternity benefit schemes on women towards utilization of Block Primary Health Centres in Coimbatore District. Material and methods: 100 women who visited the 2 block PHCs Somanur and Nallattipalayam were interviewed using interview schedule. The data was analyzed using simple
percentage and ANOVA method. Results: 83% have taken more than 9 ANC visits and 72% have not spent any out of pocket expenditure, which shows the performance and effective utilization of PHCs. Over 90% of the respondents have utilized the benefits under all the three schemes. Above
75% of the women agree that the cash and non-cash assistance provided under the scheme encouraged, educated and supported them in several ways for a safe delivery. Conclusion: The
participation of medical personnel at every level can be pointed out as the reason for safe motherhood initiative in this district. Removing procedural difficulties, spreading awareness among the rural population, removing the problems by the people involved in processing and extending the
benefits to even deliveries in private sector due to complications will benefit more number of women in future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR), Out of pocket expenditure (OOPE), midwives, maternity benefit schemes
Divisions: PSG College of Arts and Science > Department of Commerce
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Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2021 09:52
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 09:00

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