Evaluation study of Out Of Pocket Expenditure Incurred for Maternal Health Care by BPL Women in Karnataka in Public Health facilities.
|Evaluation study of Out Of Pocket Expenditure Incurred for Maternal Health Care by BPL Women in Karnataka in Public Health facilities.
|Project Sanction Date
|30 Jan 2019
|Jan 2019 to Mar 2020
|Bangalore rural, Belgaum, Bellary, Chikmagalur, Haveri District in Karnataka
|Project Supported By
• Examine the magnitude and dimensions of OOPE at macro and micro household level.
• Identify the various sources through which OOPE is met by the family.
• Find out the reach of the Maternal Health schemes to the targeted beneficiaries across the regions and suggest appropriate measures for improving for improving the "better reach" of the maternal schemes and in turn improving their effectiveness.
• Examine the financial adequacy of various maternal health schemes, the regularity, and real time disbursement of the cash and other incentives under the schemes.
• Examine the component of transport cost in the OOPE.
Project Result / Accomplishments:
- Give a minimum of hundred rupees to pregnant women towards
the travel and food expenditure per ANC visit to ensure appropriate check-ups /
follow up and enhancing compliance rate for complete ANC check-ups.
- The Government may take appropriate decision to upgrade the
PHCs in to 24X7 based on the need and feasibility.
- Improve the service availability at CHC by converting them
to First Referral Units which help handle emergency obstetric care and
complicated deliveries. Allocate Adequate human resource for health at CHC and
sub divisional hospitals to handle referrals.
- Look for feasibility of appointing an Ombudsman public health at state level. Also suggested to appointment upa-lokayukta at district level to enhance the grievance redressal and accountability mechanisms.
- Improve the Ambulance services for delivery care
transportation as it helps compensate transportation expenditures. Follow what
other states are following with respect to JSSK Ambulance and drop back.