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24 hours facility for management of emergency conditions like accidents, burns was available only in 11 RHs out of 19.

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Out of total 19 RHs surveyed, only 2 were doing Caesarian Sections.

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In all 7 RHs out of 19 did not manage the cases of pneumonia in children.

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The facility for Medical Termination of pregnancy was available only in 7 rural hospitals.  

Status of women’s access to health care

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The maternal mortality rate for Maharashtra is quite high: 357 for every lakh live births.

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Thirty five percent of pregnant women did not receive the required three antenatal check-ups.

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Only 53% of all births took place in health facilities, 25% in the women’s own home and 21% in their parents’ homes.

Access to abortion services

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Of women accessing abortion services, eighty-two percent have to access Private health providers.

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Husband’s consent was insisted upon in 87% of all instances of abortion

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The average cost per abortion was Rs. 1415, being Rs. 1746 for induced abortions and Rs. 114 for spontaneous abortions.

State of Public health care system

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Number of CHCs with a surgeon or gynaecologist: only 25%

Report: Two-day state level workshop on ‘Right to Food’

17 – 18 September 2005, Nagpur.

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