The Centre has identified 2,427 public health facilities across country for the implementation of LaQshya (Labour room Quality improvement Initiative) launched to improve quality of care in labour room and maternity operation theatres in public health facilities. It’s a multipronged approach focused at intra-partum and post-delivery period.
The aim of the scheme is to reduce preventable maternal and newborn mortality, morbidity and stillbirths associated with the care around delivery in labour room and maternity operation theatre and ensure respectful maternity care.
Through this scheme, it aims to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity due to hemorrhage, retained placenta, preterm, preeclampsia and eclampsia, obstructed labour, puerperal sepsis, newborn asphyxia, and newborn sepsis, etc.
The programme will help to improve Quality of care during the delivery and immediate post-partum care, stabilization of complications and ensure timely referrals, and enable an effective two-way follow-up system.
The scheme also aims to enhance satisfaction of beneficiaries visiting the health facilities and provide Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) to all pregnant women attending the public health facilities.