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Bokaro Sadar Hospital bags LaQshya certification

Another govt facility from Khunti makes it to the list of healthcare centres providing quality maternal care during delivery and immediate postpartum period
Doctors inside the Labour Operation Theatre of Bokaro Sadar Hospital

Our Correspondent   |   Bokaro   |   Published 28.02.21, 08:57 PM

Bokaro Sadar Hospital is among the two proud recipients of “State Certification for LaQshya”, the other being Khunti’s Sadar Hospital. Niti Ayog has praised these two healthcare centres for complying with the National Quality Assurance Programme to provide better maternal care to expecting mothers. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched ‘LaQshya’ to improve the quality of care in labour rooms and maternity operation theatres in government medical college hospitals, district hospitals, sub-district hospitals and other high case-load health facilities.

“Sadar Hospital of Bokaro and Khunti, have bagged the prestigious LaQshya certification,” said Rajesh Singh, DC, Bokaro here on Sunday. The LaQshya programme aims to improve the quality maternal care is provided to women during delivery and immediate postpartum. The main objective of this initiative is to reduce the maternal and newborn mortality rate.


Civil surgeon, Dr A K Pathak said the certification was given on the basis of the Labour Room and Maternity OT of the hospitals. “From 2019, we have been struggling to get the LaQshya certification as it helps the hospital bag Rs 50 lakh as fund from the government for development of the hospital infrastructure and providing incentives to the medical staff and doctors working in the Labour Room. We are happy to have achieved the target,” said Dr Pathak.

Rajesh Mishra, Technical Consultant of LaQshya said there the labour room and maternity OT at Sadar Hospital have undergone a mammoth of a transformation in the past two years. Even the patients coming for treatment are more confident about the quality of treatment provided to them. Till 2019, barely 100 deliveries took place in a month at the Sadar Hospital, nowadays over 300 deliveries are taking place during the same time period. This number will soon touch the 500 benchmark.

DC congratulated the entire team including civil surgeon and deputy superintendent Dr Renu Bharti of Sadar Hospital for the success. “It is a matter of pride for Sadar Hospital to receive National Quality Assurance Certification. The 30-bed Labour Ward of Sadar Hospital is the best,” said the DC.

Elated with the accolade, Dr Bharti said that the doctors are performing well. Of about 300 deliveries done every month, only 80-90 patients underwent caesareans while the rest proceeded to have a normal delivery. The labour room and maternity OT of Sadar Hospital is well equipped with three delivery tables and two OT tables.

The evaluation team had visited Sadar Hospital in the month of December. The evaluation was done at two levels, first was the state-level assessment. Once the healthcare centre qualified that round, it was assessed at the national level, by the team formed by MOHFW and NHSRC.

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