new Delhi: A recently released report by WHO has claimed that India is performing better than ever in the fight against large-scale diseases. At the same time, it is being claimed that the types of diseases have also changed in India. Titled India Health System Review, this report will provide an overview of India’s health system. Let’s know about this report…
Many revelations in the report
It is said that the average age of Indians has increased but the cost of treatment is borne by the budget of the people. Overall, India has done very little in the field of healthcare, but much work remains to be done.
Big improvement in the average age of Indians
Where people lived up to 47 years in 1970, now (as per 2020 data) the average age of an Indian has increased to 70 years. The average age of women has increased by 24 years while that of men has increased by 20 years. According to this, the average age of women in India is 71 years and the average age of men is 68 years. However, the average age is 74 years in Sri Lanka and 75 years in China.
According to the report, 132 infants died per 1,000 live births in 1970, but now the figures have improved significantly , By 2020, 32 out of 1000 newborns will die. Thus the number of deaths of women during childbirth has come down. According to 1990 figures, 556 women out of 10,000 died during childbirth. However, by 2018, this figure has come down to 113 per 10 thousand.
Many diseases are troubling Indians?
Iron deficiency was the leading cause of malnutrition among Indians in 2005. It hasn’t changed. It is second only to Indian muscle pain, back and neck pain due to side effects of mobile phones and corporate jobs. However, in 15 years, depression has become the number four disease and the number three disease.
India is still in serious trouble in terms of health facilities. According to the report, 70 percent of OPD services, 58 percent of admitted patients and 90 percent of medicines and tests are still in the hands of the private sector. That is, the treatment of diseases is still out of reach of common man. The ratio of doctors to nurses has improved but the situation is still worse.
India spends less on public health
Thus there are 9.28% doctors and 24 nurses per 10 thousand people in India. The report also states that there are around 9 pharmacists per 10,000 people. The report also mentions that India has low spending on public health.