Chandigarh:In Chandigarh, out of 100 pregnant women who deliver their babies under the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), 30 per cent avail the monetary incentive. However, the JSY led to a high rate of institutional delivery.
A study conducted by the School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), highlighted the fact. The study, published in the International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, aimed at ascertaining the extent of utilisation of the JSY and to explore the factors influencing its uptake in Chandigarh city.
The study included a community-based cross-sectional mixed method concurrent study conducted from August 2012 to March 2014 in Chandigarh.
A total of 100 women living in the catchment areas of primary and secondary level healthcare facilities of Chandigarh who gave birth in proceeding two years (2011 and 2012) were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. A total of 100 mothers were approached, of which 94 delivered in the institution and 34 received the JSY benefits. The logistic regression model suggested that more than 3 ANC visits by women were significantly associated with the uptake of the JSY benefit.Around 10 dispensaries or sub-centres in a city were randomly selected for achieving this sample size.
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