It has been observed that MCP card entries
are incomplete in many ways. Hence it is very necessary to
evaluate the completeness of MCP card in public health
Methods& material: A cross sectional study was conducted
between May to June, 2019in public health facilities of
Bishnupur District, Manipur, India. Sample size calculated
was 440and probability proportionate to size (PPS)
sampling was to choose the nos. of MCP card from each
health centre. Data were collected in predesigned checklist
and analysed using IBM SPSS 21.0. Descriptive statistics
were used to summarize the findings.
Results: Total 443 MCP cards were checked (296 for
pregnant women & 147 for children) for completeness.
Maximum completeness was found in Mother’s details like
name - 99%, age - 98%, contact no.- 67%, BP - 89%,
weight record - 89%, TT dose - 86%, and bank details -
87%. Record of IFA tablet given was found in 49% of
MCP cards only. Complete entries also found in Child’s
details like name - 86%, date of birth - 95%, birth weight -
79% and gender - 81%. Record of Hb%, Urine (albumin
& sugar), ABO & Rh typing and HIV status of the mother
were found very less. Childhood vaccination record was
found in only 117(79.5%) of MCP cards.
Conclusion: None of the MCP card was found with
complete information which was suggesting of requirement
of intensified training among frontline health workers
specially ANMs, Staff Nurse and ASHAs etc.
Keywords : Mother & Child Protection (MCP) Card, Evaluation, Completeness