Affordable Access

Family planning services in hospital.

Authors
  • Vasa, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Antiseptic
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1968
Volume
65
Issue
11
Pages
807–811
Identifiers
PMID: 12254317
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

In India, family planning is accorded top priority in the 5-year plans for health and economic development. The 1st step in getting family planning services integrated with other health services was to integrate them with maternity and child health services at the primary health centers. Services rendered by the hospital were only back-up services. The proposed legislation for abortions, when implemented, will create a greater need for gynecological beds which are already too few. As a result, after abortion the partially motivated person may not be immediately sterilized. When family planning services are functioning in a hospital, staff personnel are likely to better motivated. The family planning services in a hospital should form a unit functioning in a single place. The staffing pattern should include a full-time doctor, a public health nurse, and an extension educator. All hospital personnel should be oriented toward family planning. Cooperation by the obstetrical, gynecological, and pediatric departments is needed in motivating patients. Good motivation of patients is essential for long-run success. Follow-up services are important. To do this, suitable budgetary and transport provision are needed. An adequate system of records should be evolved. To attract patients, the clinic might open earlier than the general outpatient timing. A small exhibit in the central hall with a family planning worker in attendance to give advice and distribute contraceptives would help attract people.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times