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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 371-374

An observational study on maternal mortality and maternal near miss in a selected facility of West Bengal

1 District Public Health Nursing Officer, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Govt, of WB, Ph.D Scholar, The WB University of Health Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Midnapore Medical College and Hospital, Paschim Midnapore, West Bengal, India

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Sima Maity
Ratnali, Radhaballavpur, Tamluk, Purba Medinipur, Kolkata - 721 627, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijph.ijph_211_22

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An observational study was performed at Purba Medinipur District Hospital, West Bengal, from April 1, 2018, to December 31, 2020, with an aim to find out the magnitude of maternal mortality and near miss cases and to assess the utilization of available maternal health care services by the deceased women and near miss cases. Result showed 4.5% women developed potentially life-threatening condition (PLTC) of which 21% women developed LTC. Maternal Near Miss (MNM) ratio was 9.46/1000 live birth and the MNM-to-Maternal Mortality ratio was 8.3:1 and the leading causes of MNM and maternal death were hemorrhage, pregnancy induced hypertension/eclampsia. The utilization of maternal health-care services revealed that there is a scope to increase the service delivery. Study finding indicates that health-care programs need to enhance the existing efforts to improve timely health seeking behavior of women.

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