Quality of the labor room: Chandigarh’s public hospitals are the best in the country for pregnant women and newborn care

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Chandigarh government hospitals were assessed on service delivery, patient rights, support services, clinical services, infection control, quality management and outcomes

The Union Ministry of Health and Family on Friday awarded the first prize to Chandigarh for the year 2020-21 in the category of small states for the implementation of the “LaQshya” initiative in maternity hospitals and work rooms in public hospitals.

The project is an initiative to improve the quality of the labor room, which guarantees the best medical facilities for every pregnant woman and every newborn during childbirth in public health facilities. LaQshya certification is an ongoing process to ensure that quality is maintained and further improved by state assessment on an annual basis.

The parameters on which the conditions were assessed included service delivery, patient rights, support services, clinical services, infection control, quality management, and outcomes.

The Union Ministry obtained 99% of points for the labor room of the civil hospital in sector 22 and 97.16% for the operating room of the maternity hospital of the hospital. In addition, the sub-divisional hospital of Manimajra obtained a score of 98.33% for the labor room and 97.66% for the OT maternity. The Sector 45 civil hospital obtained 95% points for the labor room and 96.33% for the OT maternity. Finally, the Governmental Multi-Specialties Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, obtained 98.66% of points in the labor room category and 93.16% in the OT maternity.

“We would like to congratulate the healthcare staff and administration of UT for this award and we are committed to providing the best medical and support services to pregnant women and newborns in Chandigarh,” said Dr Amandeep Kang, Director of Health Services.

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