Strengthening health and Survival

The growth of public health in India is very slow. The impeding factors for this include very few public health institutes in India, inadequate national standards for public health education including curriculum and methods. This results in inadequate public health workforce in the country. Over and above health care in the country more emphasis is on more curative services and with inadequate lab capacity in the system and poor participation of private sector in public health activities. As per NFHS III, the pattern of health care expenditure in India shows that more than 70% of expenditure is from out of pocket by households. Estimates suggests that in India the total health expenditure is around 6% of GDP, and is dominated by out of pocket spending i.e. around 5%. The government/public expenditure on health care is around 1% of GDP. Due to this low public expenditure the reach and quality of public health services are below the desired level.

However, many initiatives have been taken recently for the growth of public health in India which includes National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) wherein thrust has been given to upgrade health care infrastructure as per IPHS, augmentation of human resources, flexible financing and involvement of the community in health care planning and utilization of services.

Inspite of above efforts mentioned above, the growth of public health in India is very slow. To further give impetus to the growth of public health in India, the CENTER FOR SOCIAL REMEDIES & PARIVARTAN SANDESH FOUNDATION has come together with priority to ensure access, availability and utilization of primary health care to all including urban slum population for which there is need to strengthen the health care , easy access of primary health care services through mobile Dispensary Unit with a dedicated MBBS Doctor and Nurse for free of cost health check-ups and Medicines. Also provides financial assistance to children suffering with Heart Problems and belongs to poor families

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