Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had
launched LaQshya (Labour room Quality improvement Initiative) in 2018.
The initiative aims at improving quality of care
in labour room and maternity Operation Theatre (OT) in public health
The objectives of LaQshya are a) To reduce
maternal and newborn mortality & morbidity due to haemorrhage, retained
placenta, obstructed labour, newborn sepsis, etc., b) 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 and c) To enhance satisfaction of beneficiaries visiting the
health facilities and provide Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) to all pregnant
women attending the public health facilities.
Under the initiative, a multi-pronged strategy
has been adopted such as – a) improving infrastructure up-gradation, b) ensuring
availability of essential equipment, c) providing adequate human resources, d) capacity
building of health care workers and e) improving quality processes in the