Availability Of Services and Facilities at Primary Health Centers in Ahmedabad District, Gujarat


  • Rakesh Shah Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad
  • BS Bhavsar Wagodiya Medical College, Vododara
  • Sunil Nayak SMIMER, Surat
  • Mihir Goswami AMC MET Medical College, Ahmedabad


Primary health centers, paucity of supplies and manpower


This cross-sectional study conducted among 10 randomly selected PHCs of Ahmedabad district in 2006 revealed existence of vacant staff deficits ranging from 11.3% to 30%; significant staff residing >30 Kms away from the facility; inadequate public transport system for patients; inadequate supplies, POL and functional PHC vehicle; and, bed paucity. The study reveals the necessity for suitable strengthening of these PHCs in line with their envisaged role in health care delivery in line with our national guidelines.


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How to Cite

Shah R, Bhavsar B, Nayak S, Goswami M. Availability Of Services and Facilities at Primary Health Centers in Ahmedabad District, Gujarat. Natl J Community Med [Internet]. 2010 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];1(01):24-6. Available from: https://njcmindia.com/index.php/file/article/view/1970



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