Rural Health care is one of biggest challenges faced by the Health
Ministry of India . A majority of 700 million people lives in rural areas
which accounts for more than 70 percent population where the condition
of medical facilities is deplorable. With such low level of health
facilities the mortality rates are on an high due to diseases and other
Primary rural health care refers to the health promotion of the rural
India also accounts for the largest number of maternity deaths. A
majority of which are in rural areas where maternal health care is poor .
31% of the population travels more than 30 km’s to seek healthcare in
rural India and 66% of rural Indians do not have the access to the critical
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTERS:
In rural India, where the number of Primary health care centers
is limited, 8% of the centers do not have doctors or medical
staff, 39% do not have lab technicians and 18% of health centers
do not even have a pharmacist.
Parallel to the public health sector, is indeed the more popular
the private medical sector of India. Both urban and rural Indian
households tend to use the private medical sector more
frequently than the public sector, as reflected in surveys due to
the facilities and faculties. Though there is high standards in
private sector they do not serve/ invest in rural areas.
QUALITY OF HEALTH
The quality of Indian healthcare is varied. In major urban areas,
healthcare is of adequate quality, approaching and occasionally
meeting Western standards. However, access to quality medical care
is limited or unavailable in most rural areas
Healthcare is the right of every individual but lack of quality
infrastructure, dearth of qualified medical functionaries, and non-
access to basic medicines and medical facilities thwarts its reach to
60% of population in India.
The National Health Policy was endorsed by the Parliament of India in 1983
and updated in 2002.
Though a lot of policies and programs are being run by the Government but
the success and effectiveness of these programs is questionable due to gaps in
THE PROBLEMS :
Due to non accessibility to public health care and low quality of health care
services, a majority of people in India turn to the local private health sector
as their first choice of care.
If we look at the health landscape of India 92 percent of health care visits are
to private providers of which 70 percent is urban population
The trained doctors are less in INDIA around 30000 doctors per year
It’s a six year course and it’s expansive in INDIA
To control the spread of diseases and reduce the growing rates of mortality
due to lack of adequate health facilities, special attention needs to be given to
the health care in rural areas.
The challenges in the health care sector are low quality of care, poor
accountability, lack of awareness, and limited access to facilities.
THEY ARE IN
THESE ARE ANOTHER
SURVEY RESULTS ON THE
NUMBER OF CHILDREN
TREATED IN HOSPITALS.
OTHER MAJOR PROBLEMS:
million children die
each year before
he under five
mortality and infant
mortality rates have
from 202 and 190
deaths per thousand
respectively in 1970
to 64 and 50 deaths
per thousand live
births in 2009
Only 11% of Indian
rural families dispose
of stools safely
whereas 80% of the
their stools in the
open or throw them
in the garbage.
Open air defecation
leads to the spread of
due to no clear
knowledge about the
Diseases and the
Our technology is the main toll for the development of the RURAL
HEALTH CARE . This improves both accuracy and efficiency of
healthcare services at their hospitals. Technology is also being used
to access high quality specialists who may not be physically located
at the hospitals.
The infrastructure of the hospitals though were designed and built
better the improper maintenance ruined it. Proper steps must be taken
to maintain the available infrastructure
Rural health centers though does not require high facility, but
improvement in the current facility is required.
The emotional content of patient and family member healthcare
experiences must be recorded and can serve as the foundation for
patient-centered healthcare improvement
The shifting education paradigm that leverages videos and massive
online open courses and the implication of these developments for
the patient-doctor encounter
OUR INNOVATIONS TO IMPROVE RURAL
The accessibility to very remote areas in case of emergency is still a
Awareness on the common causes of widespread diseases should be
given as an individual counseling to people instead of organizing
Widespread adoption of electronic health records and electronic
clinical documentation, health care organizations will have greater
faculty to review clinical data and evaluate the efficacy of quality
Pay-for-performance program should be implemented in which the
medical practioners must be paid according to their performance in
Screening of cancer initially and awareness mainly on breast cancer
must be spread among women.
Funds must be raised to improve the sanitation facilities which is the
primary cause of many diseases.
Several organizations are working alongside the government and
NGOs to help relieve the burden on the public health system . These
volunteers who are willing to serve the people in rural areas should
be backed-up with required funding.
MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE,
MAKE IT A BETTER INDIA,
MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE FOR YOU AND
FOR ME AND THE ENTIRE HUMAN RAYS.