Unsafe abortion is a significant yet to preventable cause of maternal mortality accounting for approximately 8 percent of the maternal deaths. Lack of accessibility to safe abortion services by qualified providers in hygienic condition is one of the important reasons for this. Recognising the fact that unsafe abortion is a major concern, providing access to safe abortion services in the public sector health facilities is one of the key focus areas under National Health Mission.
Comprehensive Abortion Care strives to:
- Provide safe, high-quality services, including abortion, post abortion care and family planning
- Decentralize services so they are closer to women
- Be affordable and acceptable to women
- Understand each woman's particular social circumstances and individual needs and tailor her care accordingly
- Address the needs of young women
- Reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and abortions
- Identify and serve women with their sexual or reproductive health needs
- Be sustainable to health systems.
State initiative on Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) Services
- Training of Medical Officers (O&G) .Total 70 medical officers trained as Master Trainer till Mar’17.
- Total 23 Training Centers in the State to conduct training of service provider
- 317 Service providers trained at district level (MO MBBS) till Mar’2017.
- 46 % of delivery points from PHC upwards are providing MTP Services
- Clinical Mentors identified to provide technical support to the CAC trained providers offering CAC services at district level. Total 11 nos of clinical mentors in the State.
All the 27 districts have District Level Committee
- A "Model CAC Centre" at Assam Medical College & Hospitals, Dibrugarh is build which will be a model site for all NE States.