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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-14

Assessment of family welfare services with respect to couple-years of protection in a primary health center of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

1 Department of Community Medicine, Maharshi Vashishtha Autonomous State Medical College, Basti, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Primary Health Centre, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Kshitij Raj
Department of Community Medicine, Maharshi Vashishtha Autonomous State Medical College, Basti - 272 124, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jphpc.jphpc_30_20

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Introduction: Program for family welfare or planning is one of the earliest health programs running in Independent India. Budget estimate of Family Welfare Schemes in India for the year 2019–2020 is 950 crores. Despite this, irregularities and under performance of various contraceptive services are reported. Objectives: To assess the family welfare services in a primary health center of Varanasi. Methods: Monthly data of family welfare from April 2018 to March 2019 were collected from PHC and analyzed with permission of Medical Officer in Charge, Chiraigaon. Services were assessed in terms of total family welfare OPD females, total counseling (antenatal case/postnatal case), deliveries, and various methods of contraception. The Couple-years of protection for the individual methods of contraception was calculated. Results: About 51% of females attending clinic were counseled, 40% of females delivering in PHC utilized postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device (PPIUCD). Correlation coefficient between females counseled and parameters such as sterilization varies from weak to strong positive. Two new services Depot Medroxy Progesterone Acetate Antara and oral contraceptive pills Chhaya were introduced, but their availability was not regular. Conclusions: Adequate services for family planning were available, but regularity of few was having issue in the year analyzed. More efforts are required to increase PPIUCD use.

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