India has made a lot of progress in the field of health, but the same changes are not visible here. India, which has been battling the Corona epidemic for the last two years, is facing a double burden of diseases. There is a huge disparity in the work being done on health across the states.
Not only this, while there is a lack of facilities in the public sector, treatment in the private sector is very expensive. The most worrying thing is that it is very difficult for the people in the country to get quality treatment. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said this in its report.
In a report released two days ago, WHO said that such changes were not seen in the Indian health sector. The private health sector has expanded rapidly in the country, but the treatment of patients here is too expensive and too complex for all families in view of the large population. However, getting quality treatment here is also difficult. India also needs strict regulation in this regard.
Dengue, Chikungunya and TB diseases cause problems
Participating in the review report, Dr. Sakthivel Selvaraji, Director, Public Health Foundation of India, acknowledged that it is too early to see the grassroots impact of other schemes, including Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat, which provides annual health insurance. In India Rs. 5 lakhs. According to the report, in this era of corona epidemic, where diseases like dengue and chickenpox are becoming a problem for Indian cities. Also, success on TB is essential for India to become polio free.
Also praise healthcare reform in recent years
The WHO said that the government’s health schemes are also facing financial crisis at this time, which is a matter of concern at the national and state level. Dr. Girdhar Giani, Director General, Association of Healthcare Providers says that India has made a lot of progress in the field of health in the last few years.
Looking at the situation from the year 2000 till now, there has been a lot of expansion in the health sector in the country. According to the report, the truth is that much remains to be done to strengthen government health services, as the entire country has experienced a poor health system in the last two years as it faces a pandemic.
But, heart disease, COPD and stroke become the deadliest
The report said that India, which has been battling the Corona epidemic for the last two years, is facing a double burden of diseases. With the passage of time, the growing population of the country is moving towards a mixed healthcare system adding to the challenges at the grassroots level.
When WHO conducted a national and state health review in India, it was found that during the year 2019, the highest number of deaths in the country were due to three major diseases, which include heart disease, COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Diseases and Stroke..With infectious diseases like corona pandemic, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are increasing very fast in India about which it is very important to focus on awareness, diagnosis, treatment from now on.
Lifespan also improved… from 47.7 to 69.6 years
According to the report, the life expectancy of Indians has increased. Life expectancy was 47.7 years in 1970 which increased to 69.6 years in 2020. In addition, the maternal mortality rate (MMR) has improved rapidly since 2003. This rate has come down from 301 per one lakh deliveries to 130. At the same time, the infant mortality rate has come down from 68 to 24 per 1000 children.