A Standard Treatment Guideline has been developed to Standardize Treatment & Care at the Primary Health Care level facilities throughout the State.
Process of implementation:
- Development of a Standard Treatment Guidelines (STG) for the use of the medical officers of the Primary Level Health Care Facilities.
- Development of an Operational Manual as a guideline for the implementation of the STG.
- Training of the facility heads on the use and implementation of the STG.
- Orientation of the monitoring officers in the technique of facility assessment.
- Training of the data entry operators for management of the data generated
- Drawing up of six monthly calendars for facility visits. Each facility is to be visited at least once in six months.
- Structured facility assessment through a checklist on (a) providers’ availability and practices, (b) infrastructure, (c) infection prevention and practices (d) equipment and supplies and (e) output indicators.
- Identification of gaps and taking corrective actions at the facility/local, district and state level.
Implementation of the STG should lead to:
- Use of Standardized OPD/Emergency tickets
- Improvement in prescribing habit
- Prescribing medicines in generic names.
- Prescribing from the Essential Drug List
- Congenial environment for the providers
- Client satisfaction
- Managers/administrators satisfied with the outcome of the services.