JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


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Changes Made in the Public Healthcare Infrastructure in Rural and Tribal India in Modi 1.0 Regime

J. Cyril Kanmony

Article Number - 61A10270C806B  | Vol. 2(7), pp. 66-77, November 2021  | 
 Received: 25 April 2021 |  Accepted: 13 August 2021  |   Published: 30 November 2021

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Abstract

The main scope of the people living in rural and tribal areas for getting treatment for their ailments is the public healthcare infrastructure available there. The three pillars of the public healthcare sector are: Sub Centres (SCs), Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs). To highlight the changes made in the public healthcare infrastructure in Modi 1.0 regime this article made use of two reports on Rural Health Statistics – 2013-’14 and 2018-’19. It is inferred from the data analysed, in comparison with 2014 in 2019, there is an improvement in the number of SCs in position, the number of SCs and PHCs with regular water supply, power supply and approach road and a decrease in the number of PHCs without doctors, lab technicians and pharmacists in rural areas. However, the shortfall of healthcare centres and the average rural population covered by a healthcare centre increased between 2014 and 2019. There is also a shortfall in other facilities such as operation theatre and labour room. The number of CHCs functioning without specialist increased. The number of SCs without health workers and PHCs without health assistants increased. This is almost true to tribal areas also. All these mean that the public healthcare infrastructure and the manpower position and other facilities available there, experienced a negative change in Modi 1.0 regime. Hence it is necessary to undertake some policy measures to improve healthcare facilities available in rural and urban India.

 

Keywords: Sub Centres, Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres, Public Healthcare, Tribal People.

 

 

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Authors

J. Cyril Kanmony

Professor Emeritus & Former HOD, PG & Research Centre, Department of Economics, Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil, Kanniyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India. Email: [email protected]

 

 

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Kanmony, J. C. (2021). Changes Made in the Public Healthcare Infrastructure in Rural and Tribal India in Modi 1.0 Regime. Journal of Research in Science and Technology, 2(7), 66-77.

 

 

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