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District level health care data

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This page contains the district data available in the District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3) which was a country-wide survey covering 601 districts (at that time) from 34 states and union territories of India. As an essential part of the continuing district development index – which concentrates on agriculture and food – the sectors of population and demographics, health, education, water and sanitation, land use, finance and credit, will be linked.

The health data available now is for Maharashtra, the file available here are the district tables (still as a pdf (0.95MB), although the text and numbers can be extracted – I will post a spreadsheet as soon as possible).

DLHS-3 was the third round of the district level household survey which was conducted during December 2007 to December 2008 (funded by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)). The formal title is: ‘District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3), 2007-08, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), 2010’.

The third round of the District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3) carried out during 2007-08 was designed to collect data at district level on various aspects of health care utilisation for reproductive and child health, accessibility of health facilities, assess the effectiveness of ASHA and JSY in promoting RCH care, to assess health facility capacity and preparedness in terms of infrastructure.

An important objective of DLHS-3 was to assess the contribution of decentralization of primary health care at the district level and below by involving village health committees under panchayats in the implementation of health care programmes.

RG-DLHS3-MAH_sample_mapIn Maharashtra, “less than 40% (around 37.5%) of sampled villages have Sub-Centres within the villages, while the corresponding proportion is 19 and 57.9% in district Hingoli and district Sangli respectively. More than 90% (93%) of sampled Sub-Centres have an ANM/Female Health Worker (FHW) in position and 71.5% of sampled Sub-Centres have an ANM/FHW residing in government quarter. Out of sampled Sub-Centres in district Ratnagiri which have 100.0% ANMs in position, only 14.3% of the ANMs residing in Sub-Centre quarter”.

In Maharashtra, “the proportion of ANMs residing in Sub-Centre quarter is highest in Nagpur district. Out of the 741 sampled Sub-Centres in public building only 59 (8%) SubCentres have regular electricity. In 435 (58.7%) of the Sub-Centres located in government buildings have labour rooms and out of this only 324 (74.7%) of the labour rooms are currently in use. There is toilet facility in 581 (78.4%) of the sampled Sub-Centres located in public buildings and about four-fifths (80%) of Sub-Centres housed in government buildings have provision for water facility”.

Written by makanaka

December 29, 2013 at 10:20

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