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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 436-439

Sub‐center health profiling and health care delivery services in a rural community of northern India

1 Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of SPM, Govt Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Modern Health Care Hospital, Rajbagh, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Sheikh Mohd Saleem
Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_100_17

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Background: Sub-Center is the most peripheral point of contact where the staffs is assigned tasks relating to bring behavioral changes in the community and offer services related to maternal and child health, nutrition, immunization, family welfare and contraception, school health services, adolescent health care, water and sanitation, disease surveillance, control of communicable diseases, implementation of national health programmes, house to house visits and outreach/field services. Material and Methods: This paper is based on the secondary data which was available at the Sub-Center which is located in a rural area, 25 kms from the capital city of Jammu & Kashmir state on the hilly terrains. The data was collected from April 2016 to January 2017 by trained FMPHW/ANMs who carried out the door to door visits of each household and recorded data on a predesigned pretested Pro forma. Results: Socio-demographic characteristics of the community subject's shows female predominant population with women outnumber men with a ratio of 94 men to 100 women. 74% of the population is in the adult age group. Among the total households (180), most are joint families with 100% non-vegetarian diet pattern see in the community. 66% of the total households belong to the middle socioeconomic status. Accessibility of health-care services was analyzed using indicators for which all the households mentioned to have easy access to the health care system, always find the health worker at the subcenter during duty hours and find the services provided at the sub-center cost-effective. Most of the households had easy access to the Sub-Center location while some of the households find in difficult in reaching the Subcenter and some household's complaint of non-availability of drugs. Conclusion: Our study was one of its kind studies which demonstrated the health profiling and health services assessment of a particular sub-center located in hilly rural area of Kashmir valley. The presence of the sub-center in the area and the services delivered by it are well accepted by the local rural community, which in turn has resulted in better health status of the community population.

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