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Abstract                 Volume:6  Issue-7  Year-2018          Original Research Articles


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Assessment of Awareness of Mothers about Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) in Urban Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Annie Kuruvilla1*, Kinjal Parmar1 and Nilam Panchal2
1Department of Foods and Nutrition, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat-390002, India
2Population Research Control, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India-390002
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Every year more than 13 lakh infants die within 1year of the birth and out of these approximately 9 lakh i.e. 2/3rd of the infant deaths take place within the first four weeks of life. Out of these, approximately 7 lakh i.e. 75% of the deaths take place within a week of the birth and a majority of these occur in the first two days after birth. (Sources: NHM JSSK-2013). The present study was carried out in three Government hospitals in Vadodara city, selected purposively. All mothers who had delivered between Aug 2016 and Feb-2017 were enrolled till the sample size of 270 was achieved. The main tool of this research was a descriptive, detailed questionnaire which was made after in depth study of the whole JSSK services and entitlements. The maximum awareness of mothers was for free and cashless delivery (normal and caesarean) which was 84% and minimum was for free provision of blood for pregnant women (60%). Women who visited public health institutions during earlier pregnancy had (89%) not heard about JSSK. It is all the more important for the government to take appropriate measures to publicise the initiative of JSSK and the services offered under it.

Keywords: Awareness, Government, Janani Suraksh Yojana (JSY), Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK), institutional delivery, maternal health care, out-of-pocket expenditure
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Annie Kuruvilla, Kinjal Parmar and Nilam Panchal. 2018. Assessment of Awareness of Mothers about Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) in Urban Vadodara, Gujarat, India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 6(7): 52-62
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2018.607.006