A study to assess the knowledge and utilization of Janani Suraksha Yojana among postnatal mothers attending the urban health centre of Bangalore medical college and research institute
Keywords:Knowledge, Utilization, Institutional delivery, JSY
Background: Mothers and children’s comprise greater portion of the population. Hence they are the major beneficiaries of health services, and also considered as vulnerable group or special risk group. The Government of India had launched Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) on April 12, 2005 as a part of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), to ensure safe motherhood and to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge regarding JSY among postnatal mothers registered and delivered in the Urban Health Training Centre (UHTC) of BMCRI and assess the utilization of JSY among postnatal mothers.
Methods:A cross sectional study was conducted among 120 postnatal mothers at UHTC of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI), Bangalore during period of 2 months from 1st May to 30th June 2015. All the postnatal mothers who had registered and delivered in an UHTC BMCRI, Bangalore. Pretested, predesigned and a semi structured questionnaire was used for interviewing the study group of postnatal mothers.
Results: Out of 120 postnatal mothers, 78.3% were aware of JSY scheme among which the majority (63.3%) came to know through the local ANM. 76.7% had attended ≥4 ANC visits, 82.9% had received cash assistance under JSY and only 58.3% women consumed hundred IFA tablets.
Conclusions:The awareness and utilization of JSY in the study area was found to be satisfactory.
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