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Assessing the Regional and District capacity for Operationalizing Emergency Obstetric Care through First Referral Units in Gujarat


  • Dileep V Mavalankar


  • Raman Parvathy
  • Sharma Bharati
  • Mudita Upadhyaya


Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) is crucial for preventing maternal deaths for which the policy has been to establish First Referral Units (FRUs). Twenty seven facilities from 6 districts from each administrative region of Gujarat were studied to understand the management of EmOC at regional, district and below the district levels. In all 7 district hospitals, 8FRUs, 4 community health centers (CHC) and 8 round the clock primary health centers (PHC) were selected. Observation checklists, semi-structured interviews with service providers were used to collect data.

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  • Dileep V Mavalankar & Raman Parvathy & Sharma Bharati & Mudita Upadhyaya, 2009. "Assessing the Regional and District capacity for Operationalizing Emergency Obstetric Care through First Referral Units in Gujarat," Working Papers id:2019, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2019
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    Gujarat; Health; Maternal Health; Maternal mortality; First Referral Units; Emergency Obstetric Care; Biomedical Waste; MBBS; Human Resources; Labor Room;

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