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Laqshya Program

Laqshya Program

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the program 'Laqshya program', The aim of the program is improving quality of care in labour room and maternity operation theater ( OT ).

The program includes improve quality of care for pregnant women in labour room, maternity operation theater and obstetrics, Intensive care units (ICUs) and High dependency Units ( HDUs).

The program is being implemented in all
  • Medical college Hospitals
  • District Hospitals
  • First Referral Unit ( FRU )
  • Community Health Center ( CHCs)
The Laqshay program will reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality, Improve of care during delivery and Immediate post-partum period and enhance satisfaction of beneficiaries and provide Respectful Maternity Care ( RMC ) to all pregnant women attending public health facilities.

The Program aims at implementing ‘fast-track’ interventions for achieying tangible results within 18 months

To strengthen critical care in Obstetrics, dedicated Obstetric ICUs at Medical College Hospital level and Obstetric HDUs at District Hospital are operationalized under LaQshya program.

The Quality Improvement in labour room and maternity OT will be assessed through NQAS (National Quality Assurance Standards).
The facility minimum 70% score on NQAS will be certified as LaQshya certified facilty.

Accordingly to facilities achieving NQAS certification, defined quality indicators and satisfied beneficiaries will be provided incentive for Medical College Hospital, District Hospital and FRUs respectively.

Percentage of Score
Incentive of Rs
More than 90%
Platinum Bdage
6 Lakhs
More than 80%
Gold Bdage
3 Lakhs
More than 70%
Silver Badge
2 Lakhs

India has come a long way in improving maternal survival as Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has reduced from 301 maternal deaths in 2001-03 to 167 in year 2011-13, an impressive decline of 45% in a decade. India is further committed to ensuring safe motherhood to every pregnant woman in the country.

A transformational improvement in the quality of care around child-birth- relating to intrapartum and immediate postpartum care shall dramatically improve maternal and new-born outcomes.


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