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  1. 1. National Rural Health Policy Healing Touch Universalizing access to quality primary healthcare Brain Bugs National Rural Health Policy
  2. 2.  Lack of awareness in the rural areas. Most rural folks either don’t believe in the policies undertaken by the administration or succumb to orthodox practices for treatment  Poorly maintained healthcare services especially the infrastructure in the rural areas. The rural people have to resort to private doctors in the urban areas which is not affordable by most of them  Rural Doctors to population ratio is lower by 6 times  Rural beds to population ratio is lower by 15 times  Villagers are duped mostly when it comes to charges  7 out of 10 medicines in rural areas are substandard  India suffers a shortfall of more than 26 lakhs health care workers Health Problems faced by Rural Population ‘Rural India is one the most neglected areas in terms of Healthcare expenditure’ National Rural Health Policy
  3. 3. Introducing Public Healthcare Courses • Collaborate with government institutes for the introduction of Public Healthcare courses at both Bachelors and Masters level for students (mostly rural) • They will be recruited in the PHC as health Inspector. Merits • Employment rate will increase in the Rural Areas. National Rural Health Policy Introducing Public Healthcare Courses Improving Infrastructure (Government-Private- Community Partnerships) Mandatory practice for MBBS graduates for 1 year Proposed Solution National Rural Health Policy
  4. 4. Improving Infrastructure (Government-Private-Community Partnerships) • Collaborating with the private sectors to take control over the improving and making PHCs • Government providing medicines and trained manpower to each PHCs on time • Community contributing adequate land resources for PHCs Merits • Collaboration will reduce the monetary pressure on the government Mandatory Practice for MBBS Graduates for 1 year • Incrementing the number of doctors in rural area by mandatory practice of MBBS grads for 1 year. Merits • This will ensure Doctors in PHCs and Doctors can have a social and developmental exposure after the graduation National Rural Health Policy
  5. 5. Setting up the National Rural Health Policy • Overtaking present primary health facilities • Coordination with Department of Health & Family Welfare Improving Existing Services • Identifying Private Partners • Setting up of Rural Health Institutes in 25 States • Training existing Human Resource • Improving existing infrastructure Setting up new PHCs • Increasing the number of PHCs to 30,000 • Starting a new course on Rural Health thereby adding a workforce of 30,000 Health Inspectors Stage I Stage II Stage III Implementation of the National Rural Health Policy National Rural Health Policy
  6. 6. Overtaking the administration of all Primary Health Facilities present Coordination with Department of Health & Family Welfare Introduction of compulsory rural service for MBBS graduates Identifying the target areas where immediate growth is needed Setting up the National Rural Health Policy State Governments Central Government Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MHFW) Community/Local Bodies Private Partners Ministry of Health & Family Welfare National Rural Health Policy
  7. 7. Inviting Private partners for collaboration Improving existing infrastructure with the help of Private partners Setting up Rural Health Institutes in 25 states Training Health officials, health inspectors and rural health workers state wise Improving Existing Services Private Partners Community/Local Bodies Government (State/Union) Private Partners MHFW MHRD Government (State/Union) MHFW MHFW National Rural Health Policy
  8. 8. Setting up new PHCs Starting a new education program on Rural Health at both Bachelor’s and Master’s level Maintaining and sustaining the services provided Increasing the program reach Setting up new PHCs MHFW Community/Local Bodies Private Partners MHRD Private Partners Government (State/Union) National Rural Health Policy
  9. 9. ‘The policy will ensure the primary healthcare to the rural population in India’ Impact of the Policy  Creating such PHC’s using community-government – private partnership will bring all the stake holders in mutual understanding  The rural youth can easily be employed in PHC’s by acquiring the required qualifications without migrating to urban area  Giving a valuable social exposure to the Doctors working under NRHP National Rural Health Policy (NRHP) will fill the void between the rural areas (where 70% of the India’s population lives) and the primary medical facilities which will forge the way ahead for the Better & Healthier India This model of Community-Government –Private partnership will act as a model for the further improvement, so that in later years, with such structure, we can improve the conditions of Health services being provided National Rural Health Policy
  10. 10. ‘The challenges will be to create a sustainable model with adequate funds, manpower and infrastructure’  Creating a sustainable community- government –private partnership to drive the success of this model  Awareness regarding the Public Health services in rural areas  Ensuring the participation of private sector  Creating understanding with medical fraternity to practice in the rural area  To create brigade of new graduates to serve the purpose of Public Health Challenges Mitigation  Creating a meticulously planned policy, so as to serve the interests of all the stake holders  By gaining trust of the investors and government for the better success of the policy  Ensuring the adequate participation of all the assets valuable in this policy National Rural Health Policy