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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 290-292

Study on the availability of physical infrastructure and manpower facilities in sub-centers of Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh

1 Assistant Professor, Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Irungalur, Trichy, India
2 Professor, Department of Community Medicine, SV Medical College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

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N Bayapa Reddy
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Irungalur, Trichy-621105, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.106417

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The sub-centers (SCs) are under constant criticism for their inability to deliver quality services due to the nonavailability of adequate infrastructure, manpower and supply of drugs.A cross-sectional study was conducted in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh to assess the availability of physical infrastructure and manpower in the SCs. A total of 34 SCs were selected by multistage and stratified random sampling technique. The data was statistically analyzed by using Microsoft Excel. The deficiency in the availability of health workers male and female were found to be 67.7% and 27.5%, respectively. The residential facility for health workers was available only in 26.4% SCs. Only 20.6% of SCs had stethoscope and B.P apparatus. The physical infrastructure and manpower availability at the SCs needs considerable improvement as per the Indian Public Health Standard (IPHS). Facilities to conduct the normal delivery and 24-hours emergency referral services need to be addressed at the earliest.

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