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