Health is not only the absence of disease but ability to realise one's potential

It means achieving complete mental, physical and social wellbeing

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Why is health Important?

Health is a holistic process important for overall growth and prosperity of a nation

If population of country is not healthy, it will not contribute to growth and propsperity of a nation

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What is Health Infrastructure?

Heath Infrastructure means making available to Public

Hospitals, Doctors, Nurses, beds, Medicines etc

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Is presence of Health infrastructure sufficient to have healthy people?

Mere availability of health infrastructure is not enough,it should be accessible to all people

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State of Health Infrastructure in India

Health infrastructure is developed and maintained by all levels of Govt - both Central, State as well as private sector

 

However,Govt is mainly involved in guiding and regulating all medical issues like

Medical Education, Food Adulteration, Approving Drugs etc

 

Central Govt makes broad policies through Central Council for Health and Family Welfare

It communicates this policy to State Govt and collect data

 

Progress Made Since Independence

No of Govt Hospitals, Hospital beds, Nursing Homes and Allopathic Doctors have increased substantially

1951 2018

No of Govt Hopitals 9300 53800

Hospital Beds 1.2 Lakhs 7.1 lakh

Nursing Professionals 18000 30 lakhs

Allopathic Doctors 62000 11.5 lakh

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Eradication of Diseases

Many diseases have been completely eradicated

Example - Small Pox,Guinea worms

Many diseases are near eradication

Example Polio, Leprosy

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NCERT Questions

Q19

Describe the meaning of public health.

Discuss the major public health measures undertaken by the state in recent years to control diseases.

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Other Questions

Q1

What is Health and what is Health Infrastructure?

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  1. Class 12 NCERT
  2. Indian Economic Development

Transcript

What is Health? What is Health? It is a state of complete Physical, Mental, Social wellbeing Health is not only absence of disease but also the ability to realize one’s potential Who Contributes More to Economic Growth? Healthy Person He is fit and has higher productivity in job So, contributes more to Economic Growth Sick person He is sick and weak and has lower productivity Doesn’t contribute much To economic Growth Why is Health important? Health is important for overall growth and prosperity of a nation If population not healthy, it will not be able to contribute to economic growth HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE It is a state of complete Physical, Mental, Social wellbeing It refers to basic facilities which help an economy to run Health Infrastructure means providing basic health facilities to public like Hospitals, Doctors, Nurses, Beds, Medicines, Vaccines etc. Different Types of Health Infrastructure How to keep person Healthy Get them Vaccinated to Prevent Disease Preventive Medicine Infrastructure It means providing facilties for preventing diseases like COVID Vaccines Treat their disease Curative Medicine Infrastructure (it means providing facilties of doctors,hospitals,beds ,surgery,medicine to cure different disease Make them Aware about health issues Social Medicine Infrastructure (it means providing awareness about different health Issues through banners,pamphlets,advertisements Provide Clean Drinking Water Basic Facilities Infrastructure (It means providing facilities like clean drinking water,garbage removal to reduce risk of different diseases Is this Proper Health Infrastructure? Hospital Bed Cost Rs 20000 per day Only 1% of Population could afford COVID Vaccine Free Only Available in Cities (Not Villages) Mere availability of health Infrastructure is not enough, It should be accessible to all people Mere availability of health Infrastructure is not enough, It should be accessible to all people Progress Made In Eradicating Diseases EARLIER (1951) NOW (2018) Govt Hospitals 9300 53800 Hospital Beds 1.2 Lakhs 7.1 lakh Nursing Professionals 18000 30 lakhs Progress Made In Health Infrastructure EARLIER (1951) NOW (2018) Allopathic Doctors 62000 11.5 lakh Prevention of Diseases People suffered from many disease and had lower life expectancy Many diseases have been completely eradicated Example-Small pox, Guinea worms Many diseases are near eradication Example Polio, Leprosy

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