Specific Health Protection Services in Antenatal Care Rendered by Government of India

Authors

  • Syeda Ayeman Mazhar PG Scholar, Department of Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib (PSM), Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2589-2116
  • Rubi Anjum Professor & Chairperson, Department of Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib (PSM), Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, India.
  • Suboohi Mustafa PG Scholar, Department of Amraze Niswan wa Atfal, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, India
  • Yumna Arif PG Scholar, Department of Amraze Niswan wa Atfal, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, India.

Keywords:

Immunization, Nutritional Services, Family Welfare, Public Health Programmes

Abstract

Background/ Problem Statement: Antenatal care (ANC) denotes the
care offered by trained healthcare authorities all through the pregnancy
to establish that both mother and baby be given the excellent health
facilities. Preventive services during antenatal care include ante-natal
visits, prenatal advice, and specific health protection. Other components
of antenatal care include mental preparation, family planning, and
paediatric unit. Specific protection is basically primary prevention,
aim to reduce the incidence of disease, carried out by protection of
health through personal and community efforts, such as facility of
immunizations, safeguarding improved nutritional status, and getting
rid of environmental health menaces directed for high risk individuals
and groups, achieved through public health programmes. In a country
like India, there are still thousands of women who lack basic health
amenitities in their childbearing age, and specifically in pregnancy
particularly in rural and remote areas. This eventually increases the
disease burden.
Objective: In the present paper, an attempt has been made explore
different facilities/ schemes rendered by the Government of India (GOI)
to minimise the health risk of expecting mothers and the newborns.
Methodology: Various literature comprising online data bases including
reputed journals related to public health services in community medicine
specifically government schemes for the pregnant women in remote
areas to provide basic and necessary health care to them and their
newborn were searched.
Discussion & Conclusion: Many schemes have been launched by the
government of India to protect and safeguard the health of the expecting
mothers and their newborn with special attention to the high risk
mothers, in rural areas, those who are deprived of the basic and
necessary amenities and to reduce the disease burden. The government
of India has put forward many services for the pregnant mothers, such
as Nutritional services, Immunization services, Medicinal services, Family
welfare services, Educational services to ensure a healthy mother and
child development for a healthy nation.

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Published

2021-06-30