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International Journal of Research in Social Sciences
Year : 2016, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : ( 331) Last page : ( 342)
Online ISSN : 2249-2496.

A Study on Performance of Primary Health Centre in Villages with Special Reference to Coimbatore City

Dr. Sumathi A.*

* Professor, Department of Commerce, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Tamilnadu, India

Online published on 28 July, 2016.

Abstract

The Primary Health Centre (PHC) is the basic structural and functional unit of the public health services in developing countries. A study has been attempted to evaluate the services of Primary Health Centre and to make awareness among those who are not availing the services. Out of 14 total blocks in Coimbatore district, researcher has selected 4 blocks. Under these 4 blocks 12 Primary Health Centre have been selected for data collection..300 Patients of both Men and Women of the above said primary health centre have been selected as respondents and 50 Healers/Practitioners also have been selected as respondents for this study. Convenient sampling is employed to choose the blocks. Primary data was collected with the help of a structured questionnaire from the respondents. Secondary data was also collected from Text books, booklets, magazines, research articles websites etc., This study emphasis the opinion of the patients on various aspects such as general medical care, interpersonal communication, psychological aspects, maternal and child health care and basic infrastructure facilities available in the primary health centres in villages of Coimbatore city. This study reveals that around 83% of population are availing the services provided by the primary health centre.

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Keywords

health care services interpersonal communication, PHC, public health.

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