NATIONAL HEALTH PROFILE

NATIONAL HEALTH PROFILE

National Health Profile of India provides a well-rounded view of the nation's health status and trends over recent time period. The purpose is to offer relevant facts for decision making and planning on an informed basis for the leaders, researchers, policy makers, policy implementers and others involved in raising the health status and social economic status of the country.

The health status of India is assessed by several health related parameters. These include life expectancy, morbidity and mortality, maternal and child health, infant and child death rates, general health expenditure and quality of life. A detailed look at the overall health status and its relation with social, economic and political aspects of life is provided.

The health profile provides an analysis of the life-style patterns of various groups of Indians. For instance, Indian women have traditionally had healthier diets than men, and they have a healthier lifestyle now compared to their mothers, who are still alive. On the other hand, the health status of Indian men has been deteriorating, and the most striking change is seen in the prevalence of diabetes.

There has been considerable development in all sectors of medicine including medical technology, but there has been comparatively slow progress in public health care. The major challenges in public health care are lack of adequate knowledge and infrastructure, limited access to healthcare services, poor nutrition, poor sanitation and hygiene, lack of social support, etc.

In order to make better use of health care, the government has been supporting various medical institutions and community based organizations. This includes provision of proper medical infrastructure, financial support to support community health initiatives, free home medical assistance, etc. A large part of the financing has come from the federal government as it has understood the importance of promoting primary health care.

The Indian health care system is developed and equipped to meet the growing health needs of a growing population, but the scope of this development is not big enough to address the growing health care needs of every section of the society. The social determinants of health are not being addressed properly. Even basic requirements such as clean water, proper sanitation, access to basic health services, access to clean air, etc., are not adequately addressed by the public health systems.

The major contributors to the increasing gap in health are lack of proper social policies, poor education, poverty, corruption and a poor health care system. While there is an overall growth in social indicators, the problem of poor health is still not addressed effectively.

As the population grows, there is need to focus on the needs of children, women and the elderly and their special health conditions. There is a need to develop an effective public health system that can effectively respond to these situations.

The major causes for this are the lack of social determinants for healthy living. Most people are living in poverty and this poverty is causing them to have low social status. It is estimated that about 70% of the population is living in poverty. This has resulted in a number of social problems including poverty and health related problems.

Another cause of the poor nutrition in India is the scarcity of food. The lack of healthy food in the market has resulted in a variety of diseases like obesity, malnutrition and vitamin deficiency. A lack of sufficient food in the market has caused malnutrition and the associated diseases. like cancer and other chronic diseases, to affect the health of the people in India.

The poor sanitation and hygiene conditions are also considered as contributory factors in causing problems in providing good health care. Poor sanitation and hygiene have resulted in the spread of various types of diseases. These include cholera and diarrhea. The result of the poor hygienic conditions is also evident in the increasing cases of skin infections and other infections.

In order to address these problems, it is necessary to ensure that there is a strong public health system that provides quality care to the people of India at reasonable prices. A combination of health care services is necessary to ensure that the health problems of the people are not neglected. Health care and nutrition programs must be combined with the basic infrastructure, proper social support and an effective social policy program in the form of government initiatives.

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