Indian Public Health Standards for Sub-centres

Sub centres provide basic promotive, preventive and curative health care. In order to ensure the quality of service and to monitor the functioning of the sub centres, a set of standards have been prescribed. These constitute the assured services of the subcentres.

  • Maternal health
    • Antenatal care
      • Early registration of pregnancy
      • Adequate antenatal checkups
      • Iron and folic acid supplementation
      • Tetanus toxoid injection – 2 doses – 1 month apart
      • Identification of high risk cases and prompt referral
      • Educate the women about safe delivery practices and motivate them to opt for instituitional delivery
    • Intranatal care
      • Safe delivery services
      • Provision of skilled birth attendants
    • Postnatal care
      • Postnatal visits to the mothers house on 2nd and 7th day
      • Start breast feeding within 30 minutes following delivery
      • Cash assistance by Janani Suraksha Yojna scheme
      • Educate the mother about diet, hygiene, contraception
  • Family planning and counselling
    • Motivate the public to adopt family planning measures
    • Supply of condoms and oral pills
    • Facility for insertion of IUCD’s (Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device)
    • Follow up for people undergoing vasectomy and tubectomy
  • Adolescent healthcare – education, counselling and referral
  • Safe abortion services – counselling and referral
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Promotion of sanitation
  • Field visits by health workers
  • Community needs assessment
  • Treatment for common minor diseases
  • Training of ASHA’s and Traditional birth attendants
  • Coordination of work of ASHA’s and anganwadi workers
  • Implementation of national health programs
    • National AIDS control programme
    • National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme
    • National Leprosy Eradication Programme
    • Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme
    • Non communicable Disease and cancer control program
    • National Blindness Control Programme
    • Integrated Disease Surveillance Program
    • Promotion of medicinal herbs
    • Record of vital events

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