A Comparative Analysis of Healthcare Facilities: With and Without 24/7 Interventions.

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Zahida Parveen Jamali


Background: Maternal and neonatal mortality remains disproportionately high in low and middle-income countries, particularly in remote areas with limited healthcare accessibility. The Tharparkar district of Sindh, Pakistan, exemplifies such challenges, with basic utilities and healthcare services notably lacking.

Objective: This study aimed to assess the impact of 24/7 availability of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) services on healthcare delivery and patient outcomes in government healthcare facilities in the Tharparkar district.

Methods: This action research followed a cross-sectional study design. Data collection commenced after receiving ethical approval and written consent from the Government District Health Officer of Tharparkar. Longitudinal data were collected using District Health Information tools from six healthcare facilities, three of which operated 24/7 and the remaining three for six hours daily. Data included indicators such as general outpatient department (OPD) visits, non-vaginal deliveries (NVD), antenatal, postnatal care, family planning, immunization, neonatal deaths, stillbirths, and live births. Statistical analysis was conducted using SPSS version 25, and results were visualized using Tableau 2024.

Results: Facilities operating 24/7 reported a significant increase in healthcare utilization: general OPD attendance increased by 118.5% at THQ Kheeme Jo Par, 168.2% at GD Jese Jo Par, and 150.5% at GD Mehrna Vero. There were also notable improvements in NVD, antenatal, postnatal care, and family planning services. Immunization rates improved, stillbirths decreased, and there were zero neonatal deaths reported in these facilities following the intervention.

Conclusion: The implementation of 24/7 MNCH services in Tharparkar significantly enhanced healthcare service delivery and improved maternal and child health outcomes. Continuous healthcare availability is crucial for improving health indicators and achieving global health targets in underserved populations.

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Jamali, Z. P. (2024). A Comparative Analysis of Healthcare Facilities: With and Without 24/7 Interventions. Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research, 4(2), 302–307. https://doi.org/10.61919/jhrr.v4i2.789
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Zahida Parveen Jamali, College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.

College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.


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