Of all our inheritance, let’s be most focused on the inheritance of good health. It all starts with a mother—she’s the beginning of a much bigger story.


Ensure all women have access to safer and respectful care during and after childbirth in India.


Improve quality of maternity and newborn care services in private facilities by training doctors, nursing and administrative staff on essential clinical, facility and patient care protocols.

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Manyata is a quality improvement and certification initiative offered by Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) for private facilities providing maternal care.

The certification acts as a stamp of quality ensuring consistent, safe and respectful maternal care for women during and immediately after childbirth.


Eligibility Criteria

Any private healthcare facility that provides maternal and newborn care services and is registered with the local authority

What are the benefits

of becoming a Manyata-certified provider?

Builds confident and capable teams
Ensures competitive advantage over non-certified peers
Ensures access to quality certified peer network
Offers a better chance at availing insurance benefits in future
Ensures quality improvement
Provides protection against medico-legal cases

Journey to Quality Maternal Care

As a private facility offering maternal care services, here are the five stages that will help you in achieving certification.


You can choose from the three options best suited for your facility- Manyata, Manyata+ or LaQshya-Manyata. Details about all the options:

Manyata certification

The facility staff will be trained IN 16 clinical standards focused on antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care in line with the WHO and national guidelines.

Manyata+ certification

On choosing this plan, the facility staff will be trained IN 16 clinical standards and 10 facility standards in line with the WHO and the Health Ministry’s Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative (LaQshya) guidelines.

LaQshya-Manyata certification

If you are a private facility providing maternal and newborn care based in Maharashtra, you are eligible to apply for LaQshya-Manyata certification. The initiative has been rolled out in the state in partnership with the Public Health Department, Government of Maharashtra. Your facility will be trained on 16 clinical and 10 facility standards based on the guidelines issued by Health Ministry’s Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative (LaQshya) for providers based out of Maharashtra.

Fee structure


Rs. 20,000

less than 20 beds

Rs. 30,000

more than 20 beds



Rs. 20,000

less than 20 beds

Rs. 30,000

more than 20 beds

Facilities can opt for additional trainings on facility standards, at the same price.



Rs. 20,000

less than 20 beds

Rs. 30,000

more than 20 beds

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Facility Orientation

During the preparation phase, an orientation is conducted on Standard Operating Procedures where necessary tools and resources are shared by our quality improvement expert trainers. Following this, the facility is encouraged to conduct a baseline assessment on standards. The baseline findings are then validated by trainers and an action plan including a roadmap for quality improvement is prepared.

Quality Improvement (QI) support

Once the facility is through the orientation process, quality improvement (QI) support is initiated by expert trainers. This will include:

Centralized trainings at master training sites/Centers for Skill Enhancement (CSEs)

3-5 mentoring visits by quality improvement team where rigorous trainings on clinical checklists, skill drills, System Development Procedures are conducted. The team then assesses the hospitals on set deliverables

Virtual trainings through digital platforms – Project ECHO (digital tele-mentoring platform) and Safe Delivery App (Training tool giving health workers instant access to evidence-based and up-to-date clinical guidelines for maternity care)

Digital platform with access to a repository of training modules and all relevant information capturing the facility’s journey


Once the facility is ready, an external assessment is carried out by a qualified FOGSI assessor. The facility is assessed on their adherence to standards. In LaQshya-Manyata, a joint external assessment is carried out by a qualified FOGSI lead assessor and a government assessor.


On passing the assessment, the facility is awarded the Manyata certificate. By getting this certification, the enrolled hospital is recognized for its excellence in maternity care.

In case a facility does not match the expected score of 85% on clinical standards or 65% on facility standards (in the case of LaQshya-Manyata), a short window is generally given to the facility for course-corrections and then the facility is asked to upload evidence of the corrective actions undertaken. Based on the evidence uploaded, the assessor will decide whether the facility is eligible for certification or not.

Manyata Clinical Standards

  1. Provider screens for key clinical conditions that may lead to complications during pregnancy. (To be verified only among booked cases)
  2. Provider prepares for safe care during delivery (to be checked every day)
  3. Provider assesses all pregnant women at admission
  4. Providers conducts PV examination appropriately
  5. Provider monitors the progress of labor appropriately
  6. Provider ensures respectful and supportive care
  7. Provider assists the pregnant woman to have a safe and clean birth
  8. Provider conducts a rapid initial assessment and performs immediate newborn care (if baby cried immediately)
  9. Provider performs Active Management of Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL)
  10. Provider identifies and manages Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH)
  11. Provider identifies and manages severe Pre-eclampsia/Eclampsia (PE/E)
  12. Provider performs newborn resuscitation if baby does not cry immediately after birth
  13. Provider ensures care of newborn with small size at birth
  14. The facility adheres to universal infection prevention protocols
  15. Provider ensures adequate postpartum care package is offered to the mother and baby – at discharge
  16. Provider reviews clinical practices related to C-section at regular intervals

Manyata Facility Standards

  1. The facility provides curative & RMNCH services
  2. The facility has safe secure infrastructure for delivery of assured services, as per the prevalent norm
  3. The facility provides information to care seekers, attendants, community about the available services
  4. The facility has equipment & instruments required for assured list of services and has programme for maintenance and calibration of Equipment
  5. The facility has procedures for storage, inventory management and dispensing of drugs and procedures for safe drug administration
  6. The facility has defined and established procedures for nursing care, and for informing patients about the medical condition, and involving them in treatment
  7. The facility has defined and established procedures for maintaining, updating of patients’ clinical records and their storage
  8. The facility has adequate qualified and trained staff, required for providing the assured services to the current case load, defined procedure for Trainings, refresher training and a procedure for assessment of Clinical competence of staff
  9. The facility attempts to improve quality and measures Clinical Care & Safety, Service Quality Indicators Periodically
  10. The facility has established procedures for preoperative assessment, preparation and monitoring of the patients during surgery and anaesthesia

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