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The health care image of India.

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India is the world second biggest population, and more than 40% of the people are below poverty line .Falling sick here can be a death sentence for many. The World Bank estimates that India is one of the highest ranking countries in the world for the number of children suffering from malnutrition.India accounts for more than 3 out of every 10 stunted children in the world. Under nutrition jeopardizes children’s survival, health, growth and development, and it slows national progress towards development goals.
Such is the healthcare image of modern India.The public health system in India comprises a set of state-owned health care facilities funded and controlled by the government of India. But the numbers are solid. The programs handling facilities from Primary Health Centers to All India Institutes of Medical Sciences are highly efficient to take care of such Problems.

The problems stated on paper in the judiciary system tell a completely different story.
Protecting households from high health care expenditure continues to remain as a formidable challenge, particularly for countries with high levels of poverty.This clearly indicates two fundamental problems of the Indian health care system:

1) poor people are not adequately benefiting from the public health care services (implying that the government subsidy does not always reach the poorest of the poor); and
2) the poor people remains significantly unprotected against unanticipated shocks caused by the need to seek health care.

Now this is a kind of image or the health care system of India.


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