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Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
Praja Foundation- Mumbai's Health Issue Report
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Praja Foundation, a Mumbai based NGO released a white paper on the city’s health issues. The report focuses on the sensitive disease cases registered in the Municipal Dispensaries and the working of …

Praja Foundation, a Mumbai based NGO released a white paper on the city’s health issues. The report focuses on the sensitive disease cases registered in the Municipal Dispensaries and the working of the Elected Representatives in the Public Health Committee from April 2008 to March 2010 in all 24 wards across Mumbai.

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  • 1. www.praja.org WHITE PAPER Report on the Sensitive Disease cases registered in the Municipal Dispensaries and working of the Elected Representatives in the Public Health Committee (April 2008 to March 2010) 1
  • 2. www.praja.org Table of Content Sr. No. Title Page No. I Foreword 4 II Number of sensitive disease registered in Mumbai across the wards 5 A) April 2008 to March 2009 5 B) April 2009 to March 2010 8 C) Top five sensitive diseases during April 2008 – March 2010 11 III Trends of top five sensitive diseases registered across Mumbai 12 A) Malaria 12 B) Diarrhoea 13 C) Hypertension 14 D) Tuberculosis 15 E) Diabetes 16 IV Number of questions asked by Councillors on Health issues in top five 17 wards of highest cases registered V Public Health Committee: Role and Working 19 TABLE 1 Ranking of wards according number cases of Sensitive Diseases 5 registered during April 2008 to March 2009 2 Ranking of wards according number cases of Sensitive Diseases 8 registered during April 2009 to March 2010 3 Public Health Committee Overview for April 2008 to March 2010 19 Map 1 Ranking of wards according number cases of Sensitive Diseases 7 registered during April 2008 to March 2009 2 Ranking of wards according number cases of Sensitive Diseases 10 registered during April 2009 to March 2010 2
  • 3. www.praja.org GRAPH 1 Top five sensitive diseases during April 2008 – March 2010 11 2 Quarter wise registered cases of Malaria 12 3 Quarter wise registered cases of Diarrhoea 13 4 Quarter wise registered cases of Hypertension 14 5 Quarter wise registered cases of Tuberculosis 15 6 Quarter wise registered cases of Diabetes 16 7 Question asked on health issues in all committee meetings (April 2008 17 – March 2009) 8 Question asked on health in all committee meetings (April 2009 – 18 March 2010) 9 Meetings attended by Health Committee Members during the April 20 2008 – March 2009 10 Details of Health Committee meetings attended by Councillors during 21 the April 2008 – March 2009 11 Meetings attended by Health Committee Members during the April 22 2009 – March 2010 12 Details of Health Committee meetings attended by Councillors during 23 the April 2009 – March 2010 13 Number of questions asked by Councillors in Health Committee 24 meeting during April 2008 to March 2009 14 Number of questions asked by Councillors in Health Committee 25 meeting during April 2009 to March 2010 15 Issues raised/Questions asked by Councillors in Health Committee 26 meeting during April 2008 to March 2009 16 Issues raised/Questions asked by Councillors in Health Committee 27 meeting during April 2009 to March 2010 3
  • 4. www.praja.org I. Foreword Malaria is in the news. As it should! According to World Health Organisation (WHO), “In many parts of the world, the parasites have developed resistance to a number of malaria medicines.” As we have been observing, the malarial parasite seems to have mutated: the symptoms of the disease are changing; the efficacy of medicines has also become suspect. The malaria outbreak that has caused 23 deaths in Mumbai since June may have become a political blame game, but it raises several intrinsic issues as well. We at Praja.org have done a systemic study of healthcare across all the civic wards of Mumbai. We studied the data for 11 sensitive diseases - Diarrhoea, Hyper Tension, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Diabetes, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Dengue, Cholera and HIV – as sensitive diseases The results are startling, and inferences shocking. Clearly, it urges loudly upon all of us – citizens, elected representatives and civic administration – to take note of the trends. In 2008-2009, K East – Andheri East reported the maximum incidences of sensitive diseases. A year later, Andheri East was trumped by 4 other wards with far less population! In 2009-2010, Kurla (W) reported the highest cases of sensitive diseases followed by Parel, Prabhadevi, Andheri (E) and Mazgaon areas. In fact, these five wards seem to be consistent in reporting highest cases of sensitive diseases. Have we tried to find out the intrinsic causes behind this trend? Should we not think of long-term prevention measures? The data in the following pages reveal a trend. Statistics do not lie; they warn us of a malaise that can very well turn into an epidemic, if not tackled quickly on almost a war-footing! Do you realise that of all the sensitive diseases reported in the city of Mumbai, the maximum complaints throughout the year across all civic dispensaries is that of diarrhoea! While the privileged population of the city has access to bottled water and filtering systems, many of the economically challenged population has no recourse but to consume potable water supplied by the BMC. They are the ones who are also likely to visit civic dispensaries! It is indeed a crying shame that in this day and age, potable water supplied by the civic administration leads to diarrhoea? Diarrhoea is a water-borne disease. Clearly the quality of water is suspect! The civic administration definitely needs to clean up its act and its water! Why is it that we are constantly fire-fighting? Why do we always try to shut the door after the horses have fled? Why can we not be proactive? Why should we not take preventive measures so that disasters are avoided in the first place? In fact, our elected representatives too need to start asking pertinent questions. Each year, we have 36 councillors on the Public Health Committee of the BMC. In two years (2008-2010) a total of 28 health committee meetings were held. A total of 63 questions were asked in these meetings, maximum of them related to staff behaviour. Not a single question was raised about improving or enhancing health environment in the wards. Do our elected representatives even know what are the pertinent issues plaguing their wards? Our aim at Praja.org aims is to arm our elected representatives and citizens with pertinent information that can be a great motivator for the civic administration. We seek the support of the media in spreading the word for the benefit of our entire city. Nitai Mehta Managing Trustee 4
  • 5. www.praja.org II. Number of sensitive disease registered in Mumbai across the wards A. April 2008 to March 2009 Ward Number of cases registered K/E 10,496 G/S 9,682 F/S 9,314 E 7,874 L 6,866 F/N 6,208 K/W 5,369 G/N 4,992 H/W 4,787 M/W 4,680 H/E 4,535 R/S 4,343 A 4,245 R/C 4,139 N 3,820 S 3,583 D 3,033 P/N 2,798 M/E 2,753 B 2,261 C 2,068 T 1,846 R/N 1,226 P/S 1,043 Table 1: Ranking of wards according number cases of Sensitive Diseases registered during April 2008 to March 2009 5
  • 6. www.praja.org Inference: The data is collected from 158 dispensaries of Mumbai from April 2008 to March 2009. The above table presents number of registered cases of sensitive diseases. Sensitive diseases consist of Diarrhoea, Hyper Tension, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Diabetes, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Dengue and Cholera. The above table shows that K East ward has highest registered cases (10,496) and P South has least cases (1,043) registered for sensitive diseases in the year April 2008 to March 2009. There are other four wards like G South, F South, E, and L ward which comes under top five wards for highest number of registered cases for sensitive diseases. 6
  • 7. www.praja.org 10,496 cases 6,866 cases 9,682 cases 9,314 cases 7,874 cases Map 1 : Ranking of wards according number cases of Sensitive Diseases registered during April 2008 to March 2009 7
  • 8. www.praja.org B. April 2009 to March 2010 Ward Number of cases registered L 14,593 F/S 13,373 G/S 12,703 K/E 12,223 E 10,724 F/N 10,254 N 7,690 H/E 7,403 D 6,507 G/N 6,433 S 6,098 M/W 6,076 K/W 5,487 R/S 5,182 H/W 4,980 M/E 4,728 A 3,966 R/C 3,949 P/N 3,472 B 3,295 T 2,694 C 2,587 P/S 1,812 R/N 1,376 Table 2: Ranking of wards according number cases of Sensitive Diseases registered during April 2009 to March 2010 8
  • 9. www.praja.org Inference: The data is collected from 158 dispensaries of Mumbai from April 2009 to March 2010. The above table presents number of registered cases of sensitive diseases. Sensitive diseases consist of Diarrhoea, Hyper Tension, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Diabetes, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Dengue, Cholera and HIV. The above table shows that L ward has highest registered cases (14,593) and R North has least cases (1,376) registered for sensitive diseases in the year April 2009 to March 2010. There are other four wards like F South, G South, K East and E which comes under top five wards for highest number of registered cases for sensitive diseases. 9
  • 10. www.praja.org 12,223 cases 14,593 cases 12,703 cases 13,373 cases 10,724 cases Map 2: Ranking of wards according number cases of Sensitive Diseases registered during April 2009 to March 2010 10
  • 11. www.praja.org C. Top five sensitive diseases during April 2008 – March 2010 Graph 1: Top five sensitive diseases during April 2008 – March 2010 120000 100000 80000 60000 40000 20000 0 Hypertens Tuberculo Malaria Diarrhoea Diabetes ion sis Year 2008-09 10004 72548 16648 10154 2593 Year 2009-10 19867 104377 19198 10096 3263 Inference: The above data represents the top five sensitive diseases recorded in 158 Municipal Dispensaries across all the 24 wards of Mumbai during April 2008 to March 2010. The above graph shows that in both the years i.e. April 2008 to March 2009 (72,548 cases) and April 2009 to March 2010 (104,377 cases) the highest number of cases were recorded in Diarrhoea. 11
  • 12. www.praja.org III. Trends of top five sensitive diseases registered across Mumbai A. Malaria Graph 2: Quarter wise registered cases of Malaria Malaria Jan10 to Mar10 3306 Jan09 to Mar09 1778 Oct09 to Dec09 6244 Oct08 to Dec08 2082 July09 to Sep09 7937 July08 to Sep08 4287 April09 to Jun09 2380 April08 to Jun08 1857 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 Inference: The above data presents quarter wise distribution of register cases for Malaria. Comparison is between quarters of two year data on Malaria from April 2008 to March 2010. The above graph shows highest number of 7,937 cases of Malaria registered in July 2009 to September 2009 and the previous year in July 2008 to September 2008 cases registered were 4,287. Similarly in October 2009 to December 2009 has second highest 6,244 registered cases for Malaria and the previous year cases registered were 2,082 in October 2008 to December 2008. 12
  • 13. www.praja.org B. Diarrhoea Graph 3: Quarter wise registered cases of Diarrhoea Diarrhoea 24307 Jan10 to Mar10 16727 Jan09 to Mar09 26650 Oct09 to Dec09 16940 Oct08 to Dec08 34731 July09 to Sep09 23321 July08 to Sep08 18689 April09 to Jun09 15560 April08 to Jun08 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 35000 40000 Inference: The above data presents quarter wise distribution of register cases for Diarrhoea. Comparison is between quarters of two year data on Diarrhoea from April 2008 to March 2010. The above graph shows highest number of 34,731 cases of Diarrhoea registered in July 2009 to September 2009 and the previous year in July 2008 to September 2008 cases registered were 23,321. Similarly in October 2009 to December 2009 has second highest 26,650 registered cases for Diarrhoea and the previous year cases registered were 16,940 in October 2008 to December 2008. 13
  • 14. www.praja.org C. Hypertension Graph 4: Quarter wise registered cases of Hypertension Hypertension 4938 0 ar1 oM 0t n1 4415 Ja 9 ar0 oM 9t n0 5099 Ja 09 ec toD t09 4169 Oc 08 ec toD t08 5309 Oc p09 o Se 9t ly0 4412 Ju 08 p o Se 8t ly0 3852 Ju 09 un oJ 9t ril0 3652 Ap 08 un oJ 8t ril0 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 Ap Inference: The above data presents quarter wise distribution of register cases for Hypertension. Comparison is between quarters of two year data on Hypertension from April 2008 to March 2010. The above graph shows highest number of 5,309 cases of Hypertension registered in July 2009 to September 2009 and the previous year in July 2008 to September 2008 cases registered were 4,412. Similarly in October 2009 to December 2009 has second highest 5,099 registered cases for Hypertension and the previous year cases registered were 4,169 in October 2008 to December 2008. 14
  • 15. www.praja.org D. Tuberculosis Graph 5: Quarter wise registered cases of Tuberculosis Tuberculosis 2926 0 ar1 oM 0t n1 2223 Ja 9 ar0 oM 9t n0 2504 Ja 09 ec toD t09 2430 Oc 08 ec toD t08 2414 Oc p09 o Se 9t ly0 2578 Ju 08 p o Se 8t ly0 2252 Ju 09 un oJ 9t ril0 2923 Ap 08 un oJ 8t ril0 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 Ap Inference: The above data presents quarter wise distribution of register cases for Tuberculosis. Comparison is between quarters of two year data on Tuberculosis from April 2008 to March 2010. The above graph shows highest number of 2,926 cases of Tuberculosis registered in January 2010 to March 2010 and the previous year in January 2009 to March 2009 cases registered were 2,223. Similarly in April 2008 to June 2008 has second highest 2,923 registered cases for Tuberculosis and the next year cases registered were 2,252 in April 2009 to June 2009. 15
  • 16. www.praja.org E. Diabetes Graph 6: Quarter wise registered cases of Diabetes Diabetes 1028 Jan10 to Mar10 773 Jan09 to Mar09 843 Oct09 to Dec09 576 Oct08 to Dec08 789 July09 to Sep09 759 July08 to Sep08 603 April09 to Jun09 485 April08 to Jun08 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 Inference: The above data presents quarter wise distribution of register cases for Diabetes. Comparison is between quarters of two year data on Diabetes from April 2008 to March 2010. The above graph shows highest number of 1,028 cases of Diabetes registered in January 2010 to March 2010 and the previous year in January 2009 to March 2009 cases registered were 773. Similarly in October 2009 to December 2009 has second highest 843 registered cases for Diabetes and the next year cases registered were 576 in October 2008 to December 2008. 16
  • 17. www.praja.org IV. Number of questions asked by Councillors on Health issues in top five wards of highest cases registered Graph 7: Question asked on health issues in all committee meetings (April 2008 -March 2009) 12 10 10 8 6 4 4 3 3 2 0 0 K east G south F south E L Number of questions 3 4 0 3 10 asked Inference: The above data presents number of health related question asked by councillors in all committee meetings in top five wards having highest number of registered cases for sensitive diseases from April 2008 to March 2009. The above graph shows councillors from K East ward have asked only three questions while councillors from F South have not asked any questions in any of the committee meetings on health in the Year April 2008 to March 2009. 17
  • 18. www.praja.org Graph 8: Question asked on health in all committee meetings (April 2009 –March 2010) 8 7 7 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 L F south G south K east E Number of questions 7 1 7 1 0 asked Inference: The above data presents number of health related question asked by councillors in all committee meetings in top five wards having highest number of registered cases for sensitive diseases from April 2009 to March 2010. The above graph shows councillors from F South and K East wards have asked only one question while councillors from E ward have not asked any question in any of the committee meetings on health in the Year April 2009 to March 2010. 18
  • 19. www.praja.org V. Public Health Committee: Role and Working Table 3: Public Health Committee Overview for April 2008 to March 2010 Year Number of Number of Number of Questions Meetings Councillors Asked April 2008-March 16 36 33 2009 April 2009-March 12 36 30 2010 Inference: 1. In the Health Committee meetings for the year 2008-09 only 33 questions were asked by 36 members in 16 meetings. Approximately two questions by all councillor per meeting. 2. In the Health Committee meetings for the year 2009-10 only 30 questions were asked by 36 members in 12 meetings. Around three questions by all councillors per meeting. Public Health Committee: The Corporation under Section 38A (1) of the M.M.C. Act, appoint the Public Health Committee out of their own body consisting of 36 members in their meeting after general election and delegate any of their power and duties to such Committee and also define the sphere of business of Committee so appointed and direct that all matters and questions included in any such sphere shall be submitted to the Corporation with such Committee’s recommendation. Sphere of Business: "Sphere of Business of Special Committees defined by the Corporation vide Corporation Resolution No.46, dated 11th May 1999 in exercise of the powers vested in them by Sub-Section (1) of Section 38A of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1888, as amended up to date. All questions relating to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and the Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Kasturba Hospital for infectious diseases, Medical Relief in the Municipal outdoor dispensaries, Medical and Nursing assistance to the poor in their homes Venereal Diseases Dispensaries, Anti Tuberculosis League and any Medical Institution to which monetary assistance is given by the Corporation. Health Department (including Street Cleaning, Conservancy, etc.) with the exception of questions pertaining to the Mechanical Branch so far as they fall within the province of the Works Committee. At present, there are 36 members in the Public Health Committee. 19
  • 20. www.praja.org Graph 9: Meetings attended by Health Committee Members during the April 2008 - March 2009 18 16 17 14 12 13 Number of Meetings 10 8 6 4 5 2 1 0 Under 5 6 to 10 11 to 15 16 and Above Number of Councillors 5 13 17 1 Number of Councillors Inference: During the year 2008-09, Sixteen Health Committee meetings were conducted. In that Five Councillors attended five or less than five meetings, Thirteen Councillors attended six to ten meetings, Seventeen Councillors attended eleven to fifteen meetings and only one councillor attended all the sixteen meetings. 20
  • 21. www.praja.org Graph 10: Details of Health Committee meetings attended by Councillors during the April 2008- March 2009 Jayanthi Siroya 16 12 Nitin Salagre 16 10 Pravin Shah 16 9 Sujata Waghm are 3 16 Geeta Yadav 16 7 Ajanta Yadav 16 14 Anahita Mehta 16 14 Kisan Mistry 16 13 Ashw ini Mate 16 13 Names of Health Committee members Ram narayan Barot 16 12 Abdul Aziz Barudgar 4 16 Prakash Phaterperkar 16 13 Yashodhar Fanse 16 13 Anuradha Pednekar 16 12 Manohar Panchal 16 5 (Mahesh) Krishna Parkar 10 16 Sangeeta Patil 6 16 Supriya Paw ar 16 12 Kokila Parm ar 16 14 Rajul Patel 16 12 Shantaram Naik 5 4 Sandhya Doshi (Sakre) 15 16 Parshuram Desai 16 14 Madhukar Dalavi 16 10 Anjali Darade 16 5 Kashinath Tharli 16 10 Prakash Chalke 16 10 Baliram Ghag 16 12 Sarika Gracious 16 9 Mangala Gaikw ad 16 9 Rahebar Khan 16 6 Kashinath Karadkar 16 9 Shobha Ashar 16 14 Shazia Azm i Aslam 16 8 Minal Juw atkar 16 11 Shubhada Gudhekar 16 16 0 5 10 15 20 Meetings (* Late Shantaram Naik) 21
  • 22. www.praja.org Graph 11: Meetings attended by Health Committee Members during the April 2009- March 2010 30 25 24 20 Number of Meetings 15 11 10 5 1 0 Under 5 6 to 10 11 to 12 Number of Councillors 11 24 1 Inference: During the year 2009-10, Twelve Health Committee meetings were conducted. In that Eleven Councillors attended five or less than five meetings, Twenty-Four Councillors attended six to ten meetings and only one councillor attended eleven meetings. 22
  • 23. www.praja.org Graph 12: Details of Health Committee meetings attended by Councillors during the April 2009- March 2010 Meetings Attended by councillors April 2009- March 2010 Rakhi Jadhav 9 0 Bhasakar Khursange 3 9 Kamalakar Naik 8 12 Jayanthi Siroya 6 12 Nitin Salagre 12 6 Pravin Shah 3 12 Sujata Waghmare 12 2 Geeta Yadav 8 12 Ajanta Yadav 12 8 Anahita Mehta 12 6 Kisan Mistry 8 12 Ashwini Mate 12 8 Ramnarayan Barot 12 8 Abdul Aziz Barudgar 12 2 Prakash Phaterperkar 9 12 Yashodhar Fanse 9 12 Anuradha Pednekar 10 12 Manohar Panchal 12 4 (Mahesh) Krishna Parkar 12 9 Sangeeta Patil 5 12 Supriya Pawar 12 8 Kokila Parmar 12 10 Rajul Patel 9 12 Parshuram Desai 12 11 Madhukar Dalavi 9 12 Anjali Darade 12 5 Kashinath Tharli 8 12 Prakash Chalke 3 12 Baliram Ghag 7 12 Mangala Gaikwad 12 6 Rahebar Khan 4 12 Kashinath Karadkar 9 12 Shobha Ashar 12 8 Shazia Azmi Aslam 12 5 Minal Juwatkar 12 7 Shubhada Gudhekar 12 8 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 23
  • 24. www.praja.org Graph 13: Number of questions asked by Councillors in Health Committee meeting during April 2008 to March 2009 25 23 20 15 10 10 5 3 0 Zero Questions asked 1 to 3 Questions asked 4 to 6 Questions asked Number of Councillors 23 10 3 Inference: During the year 2008-09, the number of questions asked by Councillors in the Health Committee meetings is as follows. Three Councillors asked four to six questions, Ten Councillors asked one to three questions and twenty-three Councillors asked no questions in the Health Committee meetings. 24
  • 25. www.praja.org Graph 14: Number of questions asked by Councillors in Health Committee meeting during April 2009 to March 2010 25 21 20 15 13 10 5 2 0 Zero Questions asked 1 to 3 Questions asked 4 to 6 Questions asked Number of Councillors 21 13 2 Inference: During the year 2009-10, the number of questions asked by Councillors in the Health Committee meetings is as follows. Two Councillors asked four to six questions, thirteen Councillors asked one to three questions and twenty-one Councillors asked no questions in the Health Committee meetings. 25
  • 26. www.praja.org Graph 15: Issues raised/Questions asked by Councillors in Health Committee meeting during April 2008 to March 2009 Staff behaviour 4 PHC 1 Quacks 1 MCGM related 1 Health Education/institute 1 Private health services 2 Policy on Health 2 Pest control 1 Renaming of Crematorium/health inst 2 Medicines 4 License to Food selling 1 Municipal hospitals Infrastructure 4 Equipments 3 Doctors / nurse 4 Cemeteries / related 1 Unauthorized Construction in hospital compound 1 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 Inference: During the year 2008-09, a total of 33 questions were asked in the Public Health Committee. The highest number of questions were asked on Staff behaviour (Medical/health services staff), Medicines (availability and other related), Infrastructure of the dispensaries/hospitals and Doctors/Nurse related issues. 26
  • 27. www.praja.org Graph 16: Issues raised/Questions asked by Councillors in Health Committee meeting during April 2009 to March 2010 Renaming of Crematorium/health inst 2 Accident 1 Community Development 1 Pest control 2 Goverment Land / Hospital/Market Related 1 License 1 Staff behaviour 5 health related 1 Maternity homes 1 Health infrastructure Related 3 Up gradation Equipments 1 Doctors / nurse 4 Medicines 1 Health Education/institute 1 Mortality rate 1 Policy on Health 4 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Inference: During the year 2009-10, a total of 30 questions were asked in the Public Health Committee. The highest number of questions were asked on Staff behaviour (Medical/health services staff), Infrastructure of the dispensaries/hospitals, Doctors/Nurse related issues and schemes and policy of health (Programs and Campaigns). 27

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