Healthcare delivery system in rural India - problems & prospects.

Swathi, K S and Varambally , K.V.M Healthcare delivery system in rural India - problems & prospects. In: National conference on Rural transformation-developmental perspectives: Managerial challenges, January, 2012.

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Over the last 50 years, India has achieved a lot in terms of health improvement. But still India is way behind many fast developing countries. Health Infrastructure is an important indicator to understand the healthcare delivery provisions and mechanisms in a country. A major concern plaguing India is the health status concerning India's rural population, since it constitutes approximately 65% of India's population. Despite several growth-oriented policies and healthcare reforms adopted by the successive Governments of India, the widening disparities in the domains of economy, region, society and gender are constantly posing challenges for the evolving health sector, which is in its nascent stage of evolution. About 75% of health infrastructure, medical or healthcare manpower and other allied resources are concentrated in urban areas, where only 27% of the total population of India resides. To effectively tackle the currently prevailing situation, the problems plaguing rural health are to be addressed both at macro (national and state) and micro (district and regional) levels, a well-balanced holistic method needs to be adopted to address the outstanding and unresolved issues in a time-bound manner with genuine efforts to bring the poorest of the population to the higher level. Healthcare services are delivered appropriately and effectively when all the tripods of service delivery are fulfilled. The tripods are availability of healthcare services, affordability and accessibility to the healthcare services .The current study focuses on the prevailing problems and challenges of healthcare delivery system in Rural India and also examines how these problems can be addressed for the betterment of the healthcare quality of rural population.

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