Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on 11 December 2017 launched various initiatives to observe Universal Health Coverage Day 2017. Universal Health Coverage Day is observed every year on 12 December to commemorate the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care to every person.
LaQshya was launched as a safe delivery mobile application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in the peripheral area. It is expected to improve the quality of care provided to the pregnant mother in the Labour Room and Maternity Operation Theatres with an aim to prevent undesirable adverse outcomes associated with childbirth. It plans to conduct quality certification of labour rooms and provide facilities to achieve the outlined targets.
The Ministry also released the Operational Guidelines for Obstetric High Dependency Units (HDUs) and Intensive Care Units (ICUs). These guidelines will complement the already existing National guidelines and will help the states and state level policy makers in setting up and operations listing the critical care units dedicated to the pregnant women. The ministry also launched the safe delivery application m Health for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in the peripheral areas.