The Maternal and Child Health Post is the first level of contact of patients in the village and grassroots level. At these posts, one or more MCH Aides will live and perform their duties. An MCH Post should ideally serve a population of 500 to 5,000 within a 3-mile radius.
MCH Aides supervise the activities of the surrounding cluster of TBAs in such a way that their economic interests do not conflict. The TBAs assist the MCH Aides and refer pregnant women for antenatal, delivery and postnatal care. They are encouraged to assist with deliveries under the supervision of the MCH Aides.