Healthcare Services in India
The typical 'Mera kya' (it doesn't concern me) Syndrome of Indians, which has failed every institution in this country, had failed healthcare too long back.
As our Republic attains 71 years of age let us pause to reflect as to what has really been ailing her health in the back drop of some robust health exhibited by some Republics, which too were born around the same time as her.
The NDHM comprises six key building blocks or digital systems - HealthID, DigiDoctor, Health Facility Registry, Personal Health Records, e-Pharmacy and telemedicine - that will enable access to timely, safe and affordable healthcare through a 'citizen-centric' approach.
he country was hit by an epidemic about a century ago and killed a chunk of Bombay's population however our textbooks just give fleeting reference to this disaster and the teachers just tell you what is written in the Government sanctioned Textbooks.
The least a govt and a society can ensure is, the health workers should have a violence-free environment to work as its absence can be detrimental to patients' interests.
While ensuring access to food, shelter, healthcare and basic needs of the urban poor population as an interim relief, the government should learn from this pandemic and focus on social determinants of healthcare
A take on why the world of today, run by 20th century principles,has come out short when confronted with the Covid-19 pandemic, a 21st century problem.