HANDS Health Program introduced an innovative model of Output Based Aid (OBA) Voucher Scheme for pregnant women in rural/remote areas. This model is referred as NARI.
The objectives of this model are to:
- Provide financial support to pregnant women/neonates with complication for treatment at tertiary
- healthcare facility.
- Identify and strengthen local public/private tertiary healthcare facilities for Emergency Obstetrical and
- Neonatal Care (EmONC) services in target area.
- Establish and strengthen referral mechanism for EmONC services.
- Promote antenatal registration and utilisation of secondary health care facility for antenatal services
- with special focus on referrals
- Screening for identification of public/private tertiary healthcare facility for referral of complicated
- Responsibility of public/private healthcare facilities to ensure quality EmONC services.
- Partnership agreement signing between the service provider (public/private healthcare facilities) and
- HANDS (the project supports only out of pocket expenses in case of public sector facilities).
- Screening of high risk pregnant women and neonates in target population.
- Identification of voucher recipients, based on developed eligibility criteria.
- HANDS redeems the cost of expenses incurred at the identified referral facility against voucher after verification.