State and discuss any two indicators that help in measuring the health status of a country.
Two indicators that help to measure the health status of a country are:
a) Infant Mortality Rate - It is the number of children that die before reaching the age of 1 per 1000 live births
If this number is high, it means there is lack of proper nutrition and healthcare facilities to children in India
b) Govt Health Spending - Govt health spending as a percentage of GDP is another important indicator
Developed countries like USA spends as much as 17%, while India spends around 3.7%
Hence, there is less spending on health infrastructure by Govt which affects health of poor who are dependent on Govt hospitals