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MusQan Initiative

 

Relevance

  • GS 2: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States

 

Context

  • Recently, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched MusQan initiative to ensure child friendly services in public health facilities.

 

Key points

  • MusQan is a new quality improvement initiative for the paediatric age group (0-12 years), within the existing National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) framework.
  • MusQan is designed to ensure provision of quality child-friendly facility based services from birth to children upto 12 years of age.

 

UN Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP 26)

 

 

Goal

  • MusQan aims to ensure provision of quality child-friendly services in public health facilities to reduce preventable newborn and child morbidity and mortality.

 

Objectives

  • To reduce preventable mortality and morbidity among children below 12 years of age.
  • To enhance Quality of Care (QoC) as per National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS).
  • To promote adherence to evidence-based practices and standard treatment guidelines & protocols.
  • To provide child-friendly services to newborn and children in humane and supportive environment.
  • To enhance satisfaction of mother and family, seeking healthcare for their child.

 

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Strategies

  • A framework has been developed to highlight four key strategies for rollout of ‘MusQan’ along with proposed actions for implementation.
    • Strengthen clinical protocols and management processes
    • Children & parent-attendant friendly ambience and infrastructure
    • Strengthen referral and follow up service
    • Provision of respectful and dignified care

 

Institutional Framework

National level

  • The primary role of the Central Quality Supervisory Committee (CQSC) is to provide overall guidance, monitoring and mentoring of quality assurance efforts under various programmes/initiatives.

 

State level

  • State Quality Assurance Committees (SQACs) are functional in all states/UTs
  • The committee’s main responsibility is to oversee quality assurance activities in the state in accordance with National & State guidelines.

 

District level

  • District Quality Assurance Units (DQAUs) are the functional arm of District Quality Assurance Committees in the States/UTs.
  • The DQAU’s main responsibility is to oversee quality assurance activities across the district in accordance with National & State guidelines.

 

NIRF India Ranking 2021

 

Facility level

  • The facility-level team comprises of Medical Superintendent or facility in-charge, Hospital Manager (wherever available), nursing in-charge and representative from other functional and related departments.
  • The primary responsibility of the quality team is to oversee quality assurance activities across the facility.

 

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