PROBLEMS IN INDIAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

India is a subcontinent, and is the second most populated country.India has witnessed a surge in diseases capable of adversely affecting the health of its population. Post independence there is a visible change in the health and hygiene status of the people, although according to WHO [World Health Organization] the situation is not much better; it has been positioned in 112 among 191 countries.

In past few years India has walked towards prosperity and has improved its economy alot, people living in poverty fell by half. In the past 26 years India has been marked by “Dual-Diseas Burden” a rise in communicable diseas or lifestyle diseas which accounts to more than 60% deaths in last few years.
One Vital area of ignorance of health is the rural health population.Health service is largely based on Urban Hospital. Nearly 75% of india’s total population resides in the rural ares but only 31.5% of hospital and 16% of hospital beds are provided to them. [Approximate figures]. In rural areas, mobile technology and improved data services are expected to play a critical role in improving healthcare delivery. Although limited, some companies are also investing in innovative services and creating lucrative yet low-cost digital and device solutions. Another main reason for low health care in the country is Inequality. The Health facilities are highly imbalanced in the country. The rural and the hilly areas are not well served while the Urban areas are very well developed.The SC/ST and other financially backward people are far away from advance medical aid. The health services are very expensive and far away from their reach specially the allopathic medicine. The prices of medicine has explicitly gone up and hits hard on the common man. Ayurvedic and Homeopathy are less costly and serves the common men well. But they have failed to win complete trust of common people. Concluding the health system has many problems and these problems can be overcome by effective planning and allocating more funds and spreading more awareness among people.

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