Table 1

Background of the selected hospitals (year: 2015)*

Name of hospitalTotal deliveries per yearServices available
Western Regional Hospital9427L&D+OT+SNCU
Mid-Western Regional Hospital3139L&D+OT+SNCU
Bardiya District Hospital1065L&D+SNCU
Bharatpur Hospital11‚ÄČ318L&D+OT+NICU
Seti Zonal Hospital5767L&D+OT+SNCU
Nuwakot District Hospital1438L&D+OT+SNCU
Koshi Zonal Hospital8355L&D+OT+SNCU
Rapti Sub-Regional Hospital3280L&D+SNCU
Nawalparasi District Hospital1374L&D+SNCU
Lumbini Zonal Hospital9007L&D+OT+NICU
Bheri Zonal Hospital4276L&D+OT+SNCU
Pyuthan District Hospital1194L&D+OT+SNCU
  • *Estimated total deliveries per year in each hospital are according to the year 2015, before the study protocol was published.22

  • L&D, labour and delivery room; NICU, neonatal intensive care unit; OT, operation theatre; SNCU, sick newborn care unit.