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Table 3 Reasons for not performing signal functions at health centres

From: Availability, utilisation and quality of maternal and neonatal health care services in Karamoja region, Uganda: a health facility-based survey

Signal function No. of HCs that did not perform signal function Number of HCs that did not perform signal function due toa:
Lack of trained staff Supplies/ equipment No indication
Parenteral oxytocics 1 0 0 1
Manual removal of placenta 4 2 0 2
Neonatal resuscitation 6 0 6 2
Removal of retained products 7 6 7 1
Assisted vaginal delivery 11 5 9 2
Parenteral anticonvulsants 1 0 1 0
HCs mentioning the reason for non-performance of any of the functions   13 23 8
  1. a Multiple responses allowed.
  2. Reasons for not performing signal functions were classified as follows.
  3. a. Lack of trained staff 1) Required health workers are not posted to this facility in adequate numbers (or at all) 2) Authorized cadre is available, but not trained. 3) Providers lack confidence in their own skills. b. Supplies/Equipment Issue. 1). Supplies/equipment are not available, not functional, or broken. 2) Needed drugs are unavailable. c. No Indication - no client needing this procedure came to the facility during this time period.