Document Type : Research Article
In order to reduce maternal mortality government of India is continuously working on maternal health. Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is one of the most important steps taken by Govt. of India to combat this problem. Objectives: To assess the utilization of postnatal care services and level of satisfaction among JSY beneficiaries in rural area. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted at private Medical College & Hospital, Pune, India from 2014-16 and comprised randomly selected 155 JSY beneficiaries from both the Primary Health Centers of Rural area. One to one interview with the all 155 beneficiaries was conducted using the predesigned, pretested, questionnaire. Results: 85(54.83%) beneficiaries got 2 post-natal visits by health worker while 18(11.61%) beneficiaries got only 1 post-natal visits, remaining 52(33.56%) beneficiaries did not get even single post-natal visit by health worker. On further analysis it was found that Post-natal follow up is better amongst beneficiaries, who delivered at government institutes i.e. 76(72.38%) out of 105 beneficiaries had done post-natal checkups by health worker Majority 118(76.1%) of beneficiaries were satisfied with the services provided under JSY and 12(7.7%) beneficiaries were strongly satisfied. 4 beneficiaries were not satisfied with the services provided under JSY. Conclusion: Intranatal services were good but disparities found in post-natal services and majority beneficiaries were satisfied with JSY very few were dissatisfied or given neutral answer.