Health Care System In India

Health care is an important aspect for any country’s development. A good health care system can help the progress of a country in many ways. Health is wealth is a common proverb, which is true because if the citizens are healthy, they will be able to contribute more towards the nation. 

Health care is defined as, the set of services provided by a country or an organization for the treatment of the physically and the mentally ill 

India is a highly populated country because of which it becomes difficult for the government to cater to each and every individual’s need. There has been a lot of efforts from the governments side but there is still a lot of room for improvement. 

Urban areas are equipped with health care to some extent but it’s the rural areas that are lacking behind when it comes to health care. 

 Primary health centers are the cornerstones of the rural health care system. These facilities are part of a tiered health care system that funnels more difficult cases into urban hospitals while attempting to provide routine medical care to the vast majority in the countryside. Primary health centers and sub-centers rely on trained paramedics to meet most of their needs. 

Primary health care centers set up in rural areas provide minimal services. To avail advanced health services, people from the rural areas need to come to the city. Health care centers in rural areas are often under staffed and lack basic facilities. 

The health care system in India is primarily administered by the states. India’s Constitution tasks each state with providing health care for its people. In order to address lack of medical coverage in rural areas, the national government launched the National Rural Health Mission in 2005. This mission focuses resources on rural areas and poor states which have weak health services in the hope of improving health care in India’s poorest regions. 

State governments provide healthcare services and health education, while the central government offers administrative and technical services. 

Lack of adequate coverage by the health care system in India means that many Indians turn to private healthcare providers. Private health care providers are very expensive and poor people from rural areas cannot afford these services. Most of the times they die because of the they cannot arrange for funds at the right time for the required treatments. 

Middle class families also face similar problems of high costs in private hospitals. They are compensated by the insurance companies but usually pay a lot of out-of-pocket expenses which is not covered by the insurance companies. 

The government in 2018 announced the Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY health care scheme which means, Free treatment available at all public and empaneled private hospitals in times of need. Covers secondary and tertiary care hospitalization. 1,350 medical packages covering surgery, medical and day care treatments, cost of medicines and diagnostics. All pre-existing diseases covered. 

India is on path to a better health care system but often falls short in its implementation. It’s time that both the citizens and the government of India understands the importance of an effective health care system and works towards achieving it. 

References, 

https://pmjay.gov.in/

https://www.ibef.org/industry/healthcare-india.aspx

Aishwarya Says:

I have always been against Glorifying Over Work and therefore, in the year 2021, I have decided to launch this campaign “Balancing Life”and talk about this wrong practice, that we have been following since last few years. I will be talking to and interviewing around 1 lakh people in the coming 2021 and publish their interview regarding their opinion on glamourising Over Work.

If you are interested in participating in the same, do let me know.

Do follow me on FacebookTwitter  Youtube and Instagram.

The copyright of this Article belongs exclusively to Ms. Aishwarya Sandeep. Reproduction of the same, without permission will amount to Copyright Infringement. Appropriate Legal Action under the Indian Laws will be taken.

If you would also like to contribute to my website, then do share your articles or poems at adv.aishwaryasandeep@gmail.com

We also have a Facebook Group Restarter Moms for Mothers or Women who would like to rejoin their careers post a career break or women who are enterpreneurs.

We are also running a series Inspirational Women from January 2021 to March 31,2021, featuring around 1000 stories about Indian Women, who changed the world. #choosetochallenge

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.