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LaQshya Programme

Focus: Welfare Schemes

Why in News?

Recently, the Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare informed Lok Sabha about the LaQshya Programme.

About LaQshya Programme:

  • LaQshya is a program that focuses on ensuring the quality of care during intrapartum and immediate post-partum periods in Labour Room and Maternity Operation Theatre.
  • It covers various healthcare facilities, including government medical college hospitals, district hospitals, and high case load CHCs, with the aim of reducing preventable maternal and newborn mortality, morbidity, and stillbirths.
  • The program targets a 5% or less Surgical Site Infection Rate in Maternity OT, with a minimum reduction of 30% from the baseline.
  • Compliance with the program’s requirements is verified by independent NQAS assessors at the time of LaQshya certification.
  • The program is under the purview of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

February 2024