Study of Death among Children Below Five Yearsof Age and Its Correlation with Health Care Utilization and Place of Residence. Using Verbal Autopsy as a Tool in Deharadun

Authors

  • Sushil Dalal1 , Kiran Pande2 , Neetu Pippet3 , Vishal Modgil4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10472

Keywords:

MDG-4, deceased children, mortality rate, health care, under-utilized

Abstract

Children, one of the most vulnerable part of the population, face unusually high health risks as they grow.

Children are the promise and future of every nation and the core of development. But it has been observed

that even after so many efforts by governments of developing countries we are far behind to achieve

hundred percent health care utilization by under-five population. Keeping this in view, this study was

conducted to find out any correlation in-between child mortality of under-five years of age with health care

utilization and place of residence. using verbal autopsy as a tool in Dehradun.

Methodology: The survey was done on all the houses of the deceased children residing in our field practice

areas by visiting their houses.

Results: Among the 83 deaths reported, 38 received no treatment, 10 were treated by quakes, 19 and 16

under five – children were treated in government and private hospital respectively.

Conclusion: Our study shows that by utilization of health care facilities we can remarkably reduce under

five mortality.

Author Biography

Sushil Dalal1 , Kiran Pande2 , Neetu Pippet3 , Vishal Modgil4

1 Professor dept of Community Medicine MMU Amballa, 2Assistant Professor dept of OBG MMU Mullana Ambala, 3Additional SMO State Headquarter Ayushman Bharat Panchkula, Haryana, 4Additional SMO state headquarter

Ayushman Bharat Panchkula, Haryana

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Sushil Dalal1 , Kiran Pande2 , Neetu Pippet3 , Vishal Modgil4. (2020). Study of Death among Children Below Five Yearsof Age and Its Correlation with Health Care Utilization and Place of Residence. Using Verbal Autopsy as a Tool in Deharadun. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 827-831. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10472