Rural Health Care Workers Case Study

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India is a developing country and shares 20% of total burden of disease worldwide. Majority of Indian population lives in rural areas but unfortunately maximum doctors and other health care workers prefer to serve urban areas rather treating rural population. Out of 918303 registered allopathic doctors (from 2003-2013 under MCI), only 29562 doctors are working in PHC’s and 5805 in CHC’s in rural areas [National health profile 2013] serving around 80% of Indian population.
Inadequacy of healthcare workers in rural areas is not only a major health concern but a social issue also. It is the duty of government to ensure that every citizen should have access to healthcare facilities irrespective of place, caste, gender and socio-economic status.
In order to understand in depth and to analyse the factors behind reluctance of health workers to work in rural areas, we have attempted to develop an understanding of the same by developing a framework which
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It becomes very challenging for doctors to give their services in countryside part. To overcome this issue government should work on better policies and administration which would attract more doctors to work at bottom level in villages where majority of Indian population resides. Better services and facilities should be provided to doctors who make them willing to go to far and distant areas. But it is not all government 's job, doctors should also understand their duty for society. Country like India where health indicators are not much good, doctors must contribute to improve that. It is not possible for government to make the drastic changes overnight. So it is the responsibility of both doctors and government to work together and they should mutually come forward to make the health-care services available and accessible for rural Indian population. Following are the some
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