maternal mortality Govt. of Gujarat launched scheme called Chiranjeevi Yojana ( CY) in Dec. Shortage of obstetricians in rural areas of India. The research. Background The Chiranjeevi Yojana (CY) is a Public-Private-Partnership between the state and private obstetricians in Gujarat, India, since. Effect of Chiranjeevi Yojana on institutional deliveries and neonatal and maternal outcomes in Gujarat, India: a difference-in-differences analysis.

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A Study of ChiranjeeviYojana in Gujarat. Abstract Maternal mortality is an important public-health issue in India, specifically in Chiranjevei. Recent evidence suggests Chiranjeevi Yojana is failing to attract and retain private doctors, with increasing attrition of obstetricians from the scheme. The primary reason for these maternal deaths is that the majority of deliveries are not attended by skilled persons, women do not have access to emergency obstetric care EmOCand there is little postnatal follow-up.

Selection of sample All five pilot districts were put in three groups based on their geographical proximity to each other. On average, about deliveries were conducted under the Chiranjeevi scheme in Dahod district per yojna. Rs 1, paid to the care provider per case basis. Families below the poverty-line BPL are the most vulnerable since they face significant risk due to their poor socioeconomic status and limited access to healthcare services 6.

Health care provision in Gujarat is dominated by the for-profit private sector which provides most birthing facilities in the state, usually on a fee-for-service basis, paid out-of-pocket by the user.

Other reports on the CY scheme also describe a similar observation yonana. Department for International Development; Lancet This enabled us to confidently select from this list of qualified obstetricians, those whose facilities were eligible to participate in the CY scheme. The authors thank Dr.

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Building societal trust is likely to begin to tackle corrupt use of such schemes. They expressed a need to balance altruism with entrepreneurship, and were disappointed when the scheme did not yield an increase in new patients, or provide sufficient remuneration for complicated deliveries.

A unique observation in our study is a pattern of discontinuation; in some towns a large number of private obstetricians had dropped out of the CY scheme, and in others a large majority remained enrolled. Procedural burden coupled with misuse of the scheme at different levels of the health system prompted private providers to feel dissatisfied with their participation in the scheme. PG coded all transcripts using a coding index based on concepts identified after reading and re-reading the transcripts.


The health workers have not only made the services available to the beneficiaries but also guided them on how to access these services. Global positioning system; LMIC: CY’s district management authorities require participating doctors to maintain a case file for each patient they serve. Overall, the study has shown that the scheme reaches the poor and provides substantial benefits to them. Eligibility The following conditions should be fulfilled to avail the benefits under this scheme: Both these factors appeared to be major reasons why some respondents discontinued their participation in CY: He is from Pune.

One current participant in an urban area described his disappointment at Ganguly et al.

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Not surprisingly, practitioners who had dropped out of the scheme were more willing to talk about this, whereas those remaining in the scheme raised the same issues but were more guarded in their descriptions: We frequently referred back to the yojwna data and chjranjeevi matrices containing data for each theme to help us identify similarities and differences across the different types of providers, age groups and gender.

Financials Primary source of funding: Key program components include: Framework analysis is best suited to applied qualitative research, where the intention is to present themes identified in the data rather than develop or contribute to theory. Yjoana 6 obstetric history of recent delivery in the Chiranjeevi Scheme7 details of neonatal care of the recent Chiranjeevi deliversand 8 knowledge and practice of Chirranjeevi Scheme were administered only to CB clients.

All beneficiaries mentioned that they possessed a BPL card. Collaborative partnerships, in which public authorities contract out services to the private sector, have been promoted as a realistic response to resource scarcity in the public sector in some contexts.

Uterotonics, Injectable Anticonvulsants, Manual removal of placenta, Removal of retained products, Assisted Vaginal delivery, Neonatal resuscitati. Sociodemographic profile Age at marriage and parity: District profile The population of Dahod was 1, in when the study was implemented.

Weekly records of the deliveries conducted by the providers are submitted to local authorities and the block yyojana health officer, who regularly visits beneficiaries to monitor service quality and addresses grievances. Trends in maternal mortality: Strengths and limitations We conducted interviews in just two districts of Gujarat state, but these were carefully chosen to allow us to explore the views of private practitioners in a rural and an urban context.


Questionnaire development Initially, a pilot questionnaire was prepared which was later revised based on the field-testing. Another reason doctors withdrew from CY was the amount of paperwork and procedural burden choranjeevi by the scheme.

In the first six months since the launch of the scheme, each provider performed chiranjeevo on average.

We also selected respondents from different geographical areas: Out-of-pocket expenditure and financial protection Expenditure on delivery Chiranjeevi beneficiaries are not supposed to bear any expense relating chiranmeevi delivery, as the Government pays all the costs of obstetrician directly, and they are to pay the women for transport and funds to the accompanying person. Besides the procedural burden chiranjdevi with participation in the scheme, our findings show that eligible practitioners are discouraged from participating because they perceive that accepting poor women as clients will damage the reputation of their facility, and that dealing with the clinical complications associated with this group of women was too much of a risk.

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Singh1 and Neelu Singh 2. Providers still participating, and those who recently dropped out spoke about a tension between doing public good and making a profit. Contributing factors are the Government’s inability to operationalize the First Referral Units and to provide an adequate level of skilled birth attendants, especially to the poor. So CY is difficult for me.

However, a decline in As our study found in this context, junior doctors starting out in their practice and doctors in rural areas who face less competition for patients find the scheme more suited to their aims and objectives, and are more likely to deliver the scheme satisfactorily.