Modifications in the updated Indian Public Health Standard (IPHS) for Community Health Centre (CHC) document. (Major changes have been highlighted in. The IPHS is based on its recommendation. 4. Who will it be applicable to? At present these standards are being applied only to the Community Health Centres . Family Welfare and National Health Programmes – Role of CHCs.. 7 The Community Health Centre (CHC), the third tier of the network of rural health care.

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CHC is a bedded hospital providing specialist care in medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Surgery and Paediatrics. These records should be kept for at least 5 years.

However, priority is to be given to operationalise the existing CHCs.


Sub-centres not having adequate space and physical infrastructure for conducting deliveries, due to which providing labour room facilities and equipment at these Sub-centres is cc possible. III — Support Staff. Assessment of Human Resources Training of doctors and technicians – for 3 days and venue identified center as per the guidelines.


Essential drugs; Emergency drugs; Programme specific drugs Investigations: Centre should be located at the centre of the block headquarter in order to improve access to the patients. Sub – Centre In the public sector, a Health Sub-centre is the most peripheral and first point of contact between the primary health care system and the community. Cold Chain room — Size: CHC should have 30 indoor beds, one Operation theatre, labour room, X-ray facility and laboratory facility.

Maternal and Child Health Maternal Health: PHC with delivery load of 20 or more deliveries in a month. The CHC should have an ambulance for transport of patients.

Indian public health standards (IPHS) for community health centres.

There are no nearby higher level delivery facilities. RDK for Pf malaria in endemic districts.

The area chosen should have the facility for electricity, all weather road communication, adequate water supply, telephone etc. Agarwal S, Sangar K.

Need for dedicated focus on urban health within national rural health mission. They already have good case load of deliveries from the catchment areas. Data was collected from the selected units using structured data collection instruments designed by the IPHS.


Map of Shimla district showing the location of all the seven community health centers Click here to view. Operationalising First Referral Units: To make the services more responsive and sensitive to the needs of the community.

Wherever feasible solar installations should be promoted. It should be well lit and ventilated with as much use of natural light and ventilation as possible.

Indian public health standards (IPHS) for community health centres.

How to cite this article: No specialist doctor was posted at any of CHCs against a sanctioned strength of at least four surgeon, physician, obstetrician, and pediatrician per CHC. Injections, Dressings, Examination and dressing table, Bins for waste material, Wash basins, Syringe destroyer, Needle cutter.

Sub-centres where at present no delivery or occasional delivery may be ilhs place i. Indian Public Health Standards: None, Conflict of Interest: