This article deals about the various methods of health services that are available for women in rural blocks of Coimbatore district and the methods adopted in accessing the same. Background: To prevent the disease progress it is of paramount importance to identify and prevent early health issues for which the health care access and availability is very critical. Objective: A study to assess the Availability and Accessibility of Health Services for women in rural blocks of Coimbatore. Methods: Descriptive study was done among rural women through multi stage sampling technique and a pretested interview schedule was used for data collection. Results: Nearly 50% of them are between the age group of 26 -30 years and about 70% of them had education till Diploma/graduate level. Nearly 70% of them got married within 5 years and the age at marriage was between 18-25 years for about 90% of the mothers. Conclusion: More than three fourth of the respondents had a health centre near their house, doctor was available for consulting for 24 x 7 days along with weekend health care services available, of which majority was government institutions. More than eighty percent of the respondents accessed the hospital by transportation like bus, bike, or auto. Nearly ninety eight percent of the members preferred government hospital for treatment and almost all of them said that they get all the medicines in government hospital.
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S. Girijakumari, S. Sampathkumar. Availability and Accessibility of Health services for women in rural blocks of Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2022; 10(3):171-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00044
S. Girijakumari, S. Sampathkumar. Availability and Accessibility of Health services for women in rural blocks of Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2022; 10(3):171-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2022.00044 Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-10-3-3
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