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Skill of frontline workers implementing integrated management of neonatal and childhood illness: experience from a district of west bengal, India.
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PMID:  21081541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A cross-sectional study was conducted in Purulia district, West Bengal, India, to assess the skill of 155 frontline workers implementing Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) and the logistic support thereof. The skills of counting respiratory rate, assessing immunization status in both age groups, assessment of breastfeeding in young infants and plotting of weight in a growth chart in case of children aged 2-59 months were acquired by majority of workers. Around two-thirds workers synthesized correct classification and nearly 60% gave appropriate management of at least one subgroup. In 30-40% cases, carers received feeding advices. Around 50% casesheets were complete and timely report submission rate was nearly 70%. Necessary equipments were available with majority of workers except the utensils for preparation of ORS. The supply of essential drugs varied from 33.5 to 71.6%. These findings suggest that IMNCI program offered a scope for capacity-building and infrastructure strengthening of the health system.
Akhil B Biswas; Dipta K Mukhopadhyay; Nirmal K Mandal; Tanamy K Panja; Nirmalya Sinha; Kaninika Mitra
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1465-3664     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Trop. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
B.S. Medical College, Bankura, West Bengal, India.
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