International Journal of Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A (2020)

Knowledge of women about the Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram cash incentive and its association with institutional delivery

Author(s):

Nupur Hooja, Smriti Bhargava, Premlata Mital, Alka Batar

Abstract:
Maternal and infant deaths can be reduced by ensuring timely access to public health facilities. Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) scheme has made health for all a reality. This study was done to assess the knowledge about JSSK scheme, its benefits and cash incentives under it and to assess the relation of knowledge of JSSK with institutional delivery. Good knowledge about JSSK was noted among 69% of women. Out of these, almost 99% percent had institutional delivery. A higher literacy level was also associated with institutional delivery. Mouth to mouth publicity and media were the commonest source followed by information from media. To conclude, a combined effort of the government, health care providers and the public itself in raising the literacy level of the population and spreading awareness of JSSK may help in achieving the objective of programme.

Pages: 04-05  |  728 Views  345 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Nupur Hooja, Smriti Bhargava, Premlata Mital, Alka Batar. Knowledge of women about the Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram cash incentive and its association with institutional delivery. Int. J. Reproduction Gynaecology Obstetrics 2020;2(1):04-05.
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