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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 6005-6011

A study of quality of care of sterilization services in Madhya Pradesh


Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Saket Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Surya Bali
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Medical College Building, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh – 462 024
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1698_20

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Background: In a country with a high demand for contraception such as India, one of the most common methods is surgical sterilization, which is delivered by two approaches namely the camp approach and the fixed day static approach. The quality of services for sterilization in India for both the approaches has remained questionable. Objectives: This paper seeks to determine the quality of sterilization services at fixed day static centers of Madhya Pradesh. Methods: It was a descriptive observational study done between September 2017-December 2017 in 10 districts of Madhya Pradesh. One District Hospital and 2 Community Health Centers were randomly chosen from each district. The study was carried out using a prestructured, pretested, and prevalidated tool which used the Ona Platform. Results: Two of the facilities conducted more than 30 operations on the day of the visit. In only 18.3% of the cases was the patient informed about all contraception options. The duration between the start of surgery and the signing of consent was less than 2 h in 42% of the patients. The surgical protocol for proper surgical wear was not followed in most cases. Conclusion: The quality of care of sterilization services was found to be substandard in the fixed day static centers. The guidelines for the sterilization services were not being followed, and follow up of the patients was also neglected. Better training of the staff with strict and timely supervision is required for the better quality provision at the fixed day static centers.


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