Introduction: Migrant mothers residing in the slum area always underutilize the health services rendered by the government. Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the health services utilization for children among migrant mothers of under-five children. Method: A cross-sectional descriptive survey approach was used for this study. The study was conducted among 320 mothers from selected migrant areas of Shivamogga District of Karnataka. Results: Results revealed that the majority (99.1%) of the mothers had utilized hospital services for delivery. Around 82.2% of the mothers were aware of Janani Suraksha Yojana. However, 57.5% of the mothers have not received cash incentives from the government after delivery under Janani Suraksha Yojana. Findings of the study also revealed that 55% of mothers have enrolled for Bhagyalakshmi Scheme and 71.2% of the mothers have received a Madilu Kit. It was evident from the study findings that 99.3% of mothers immunized their children and 84.3% of children above three years were going to Anganwadi. This indicated that still, many migrants were not able to access some of the government schemes. So, there is a need to build cognizance among migrant mothers on the government’s welfare and health awareness schemes. Also, available services should be made more accessible to the migrant population.
S, Anupama D. Ms; Nayak, Baby S. Dr; and Chakrabarty, Jyothi Dr
"Health service utilization among migrant mothers of under-five children in Shivamogga district of Karnataka,"
Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences: Vol. 6
, Article 4.
Available at: https://impressions.manipal.edu/mjnhs/vol6/iss2/4