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Table 2 Facility readiness in the public and private health facilities of northern Karnataka

From: Assessment of facility readiness and provider preparedness for dealing with postpartum haemorrhage and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in public and private health facilities of northern Karnataka, India: a cross-sectional study

Facility related parameter Total (279) PHC (131) HF-PUBLIC (74) HF-PVT (74)
Human resources
Proportion of facilities that had at least one doctor 84.5 80.0 93.2 83.8
Mean no of doctors with Quartiles {Mean(Q1, Q3)} in facilities that had at least one doctor 2(1, 2) 1(1, 1) 3(2, 2) 2(2, 2)
Proportion of facilities that had at three staff nurses 62.9 57.7 75.7 59.5
Mean no of staff nurses with Quartiles {Mean(Q1, Q3)} in facilities that had at least three staff nurses 8(3, 6) 3(3, 3) 15(4, 12) 10(4, 7)
Proportion of facilities that had at least one specialist* 13.3 NA 33.8 16.2
Mean no of specialists with Quartiles {Mean(Q1, Q3)} in facilities that had at least one specialist 2(1, 1)   2(1, 2) 2(1, 1)
Percent of facilities having the following infrastructure
Functional labour rooms 92 85.0 97.2 98.6
Functional operation theatre 60.8 27.2 78.3 95.4
Stationed ambulances 33.0 8.5 87.7 22.4
Access to transportation during emergencies 92.1 96.9 98.6 77.6
Percent of facilities having the following drugs and supplies
Inj oxytocin 60.2 56.2 46.6 80.3
Inj methergine 73.1 66.2 78.1 80.3
Tab misoprostol 47.0 39.2 31.5 75.0
Inj magnesium sulphate 39.8 17.7 47.9 69.7
Tab nifedipine 43.7 29.2 43.8 68.4
Inj hydralazine 11.1 6.9 9.6 19.7
Inj diazepam 48.7 40.0 35.6 76.3
IV fluids (Ringer’s lactate, normal saline, dextrose normal saline) 92.1 98.5 95.9 77.6
Urine albumin sticks 64.2 60.8 80.8 53.9
Percent of facilities having the following equipment
Stethoscope 98.9 98.5 98.6 100.0
Blood pressure machine 98.6 98.5 97.3 100.0
Fetoscope 82.8 77.7 84.9 89.5
Labour table 95.7 96.2 98.6 92.1
Oxygen cylinder with regulator and mask 58.1 33.8 68.5 89.5
Lower caesarean section set 71.1 NA 57.5 84.2
Blood bag refrigerators 17.4 NA 21.9 13.2
Hemoglobinometer 80.6 73.1 91.8 82.9
  1. HF- Higher Facility; CHC - Community Health Centre; TH – Taluka (sub district) Hospital; DH – District Hospital; PVT - Private Hospital.
  2. *The specialist positions exist only in the higher public and private facilities.