Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 51, Issue 6, pp 475–477

Impact of Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram on out-of-pocket expenditure among urban slum dwellers in Northern India

  • Neetu Tripathi
  • Sushma Kumari Saini
  • Shankar Prinja
Article

Abstract

Objective

To assess the impact of Janani Shishu Suraksha Karayakaram (JSSK) on out-of-pocket expenditure during perinatal period in an urban slum area of Chandigarh, India.

Methods

Data on out-of-pocket expenditure were collected retrospectively from 425 women who gave birth during June 2010 to June 2012.

Results

Out-of-pocket expenditure for delivery decreased from Rs. 5342 to Rs. 3565 between pre and post-intervention period. There was no significant difference in catastrophic health expenditures between pre-JSSK (21.2%) and post-JSSK (15.6%) periods (P=0.15).

Conclusion

Strengthening of implementation of JSSK is required to ensure universal access for natal care.

Keywords

Cash transfer Economic evaluation Neonate 

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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neetu Tripathi
    • 1
  • Sushma Kumari Saini
    • 1
  • Shankar Prinja
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Nursing EducationPGIMERChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.School of Public HealthPGIMERChandigarhIndia

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