Lok Sewa Aayog – PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OUTREACH CLINIC

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OUTREACH CLINIC

Primary Health Care Outreach (PHC/ORC) program was established in 1994 (2051 BS) with an aim to improve access to some basic health services including family planning and safe motherhood services for rural households. PHC/ORC clinics are the extension of PHCCs, HPs and SHPs at the community level. The primary responsibility for conducting the PHC outreach clinics lies with MCHWs and VHWs. At PHCC and HP level, ANMs, AHW and VHWs are responsible for carrying out the PHC outreach services. AHWs and others staff of HP/PHCCs also help in conducting the PHC outreach clinics. Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) and other local NGOs/CBOs support service providers in conducting PHC/ORC clinics and also for recording/ reporting and other support activities.

Based on the local needs PHC outreach clinics are conducted every moth at fixed locations of a VDC on specific dates and time. The clinics are held at locations not more than half an hour’s walking distance or the population residing in that area. VHWs and MCHWs or ANMs/AHWs provide basic PHC services (FP and ANC close to communities on a predetermined day once in a month. According to PHC/ORC strategy, following services are provided by PHCORC.

  1. Safe Motherhood & Newborn Care
  • Antenantal, postnatal, and newborn care
  • Iron distribution
  • Referral if danger signs identified
  1. Family Planning
  • DMPA, (Depo-provera) Pills and Condom
  • Monitoring of continuous users
  • Education and counseling on FP methods and emergency contraception
  • Counseling and referral for IUCD, Implant and VSC service
  • Tracing defaulter

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  1. Child Health
  • Growth monitoring of under 5 children
  • Pneumonia treatment
  • Diarrhoea treatment
  1. Health Education and Counseling
  • Family Planning
  • Maternal and Newborn Care
  • Child Health
  • STI, HIV/ AIDS
  • Adolescents’ reproductive health
  • Others

COMMUNITY DRUG PROGRAMME (CDP)

Year round availability of essential drugs in the PHCs outlets is one of the major challenges for the efficient management of primary health care delivery system in the country. To correct this situation, the Government decided to implement Community Drug Program (CDP) throughout the country in a phased manner in July 1995. To implement this program, various activities had been initiated with EDPs support.

The overall objective of Community Drug Program (CDP) is to increase the utilization & efficiency of health facilities to the point where its own financing together with the government contribution can meet total financing needs including the cost of essential drugs.

Specific Objectives

  • To ensure round the year availability of essential drugs at SHPs, HPs and PHCCs
  • To promote community participation in the management of this health services
  • To standardize the prescription pattern
  • To improve the quality of health care services at the SHPs, HPs, PHCCs, and District Hospitals

Indicators

  • % of health facilities having year round availability of specified essential drugs
  • % of health facilities conducting at least 4 meeting of Local Health Management Committee (LHMC) per year

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