Health Care in India-2

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"The  preservation of health is....without doubt and the foundation of all the other good of this life"
- Rene Descartes
IndiaN    HealthCare - Where   are   we ?   
 We have  Poor Public Expenditure 
High Out of Pocket Expenditure
High Infant Mortality
Low Life Expectancy
 Less Number of Doctors per 10000 
we are still far behind to achieve decent health Indicators
Source: WB & WHO
Source: WB & WHO
Source: WB & WHO
Source: WB & WHO 2013
Source: WB & WHO 2013
Source: WB 2011
Less Number of Hospital Beds
Indian   Public   Health    System    in    Disarray
Hospitalized Indians  spend more than half (58%) of their total annual income on health care
More than 40%  of those hospitalized  borrow money or sell assets to cover expenses
At least one quarter of  hospitalized  Indians fall below the poverty line because of hospital expenses
India has 0.7 physicians below the OECD average
Grossly inadequate public healthcare infrastructure and service delivery – quality private healthcare proving very costly
RecomMendations    For    Better    Health     Services
Strengthening the Primary HeathCare Delivery System Improving the facilities in government hospitals Hospitals for women in each constituency National mission for sanitation Taluk/Block level referal hospitals controlled by local government
Health card for each family - Free treatment at any government or private hospital of his/her choice Free diagnosis and treatment for all ailments to be covered by the Health Card Health Ombudsman to monitor and oversee the implementation
Along with government hospitals free health care facilities available at private hospitals and clinics Private doctors can use the facilities of government hospitals Standardisation of costs and protocols for patient care
Free   and    Universal HealthCare
Quality    Health     Services
Public-Private Partnership    in    Health   Services
Prepared by R&D unit