Time to Move Beyond Numbers: Improving Quality Services to Make Primary Health Centres Desirable for Childbirth

  • Mitasha Singh Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Medical College and Hospital, Rohini, Delhi.
Keywords: delivery, decision, significant others, health care delivery system


The concept of primary healthcare provides better accessible and affordable services to the people. The care is comprehensive in nature in order to deal early with common morbidities and to reduce unwanted referrals. In India, the primary healthcare services are planned for the convenience of the people as a three-tier system. This system has gained its experience from the provision of maternal and child health services, which were promotive, preventive and curative in nature. Ensuring the safe delivery of a child has remained an agenda for primary healthcare; hence efforts are directed towards reducing the delivery at home. This is ensured by encouraging delivery by a Skilled Birth Attendant (SBA), who may be a doctor or a nurse.

How to cite this article:
Singh M. Time to Move Beyond Numbers:
Improving Quality Services to Make Primary
Health Centres Desirable for Childbirth. Int J
Preven Curat Comm Med. 2023;9(1&2):20-21.


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