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“LaQshya” to improve Public Health Facility

Current context: 2427 Public health facilities have been identified for implementation of LaQshya Scheme across country
“LaQshya” to improve Public Health Facility

About “LaQshya”:

  • It stands for Labour room Quality Improvement Initiative
  • Concerned Ministry: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • Launch date: 12th December 2017
  • The government of India launched “LaQshya” scheme to improve public health facility in maternity operations Theatres and labour rooms
  • Aim: To reduce maternal and newborn mortality, morbidity and stillbirths due to care around delivery in the Labour room and Maternity Operation Theatre and ensure maternity care.
  • Objective: To improve Quality of care during the delivery and reduce maternal and newborn mortality
  • It works as per ‘Newborn Health Toolkit’ and ‘Labour Room Standardization Guidelines’ issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
  • Facilities provided under the scheme include District Hospitals, Government medical college hospitals


Q.1 The government has launched a “LaQshay” program for whom?
a. Old age people
b. Skill development of youth
c. Prevent Labour room mortality
d. Vocational training
“LaQshya” to improve Public Health Facility “LaQshya” to improve Public Health Facility Reviewed by Neha Verma on July 13, 2019 Rating: 5

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