Healthcare systems and community settings in rural India

December 26, 2019 12:00 AM
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As per recent data, the rural population of India forms over 66% of its total population. This means over 88,44,00,000 Indians live in rural areas, which are often short on accessibility to healthcare, education, livelihoods, internet etc. When compared with urban India, rural India lacks the infrastructure for growth and the accessibility to technologies that could otherwise create a large social impact. 

Thanks to public awareness, education, digital literacy, and social initiatives, in recent years, conditions are improving in the rural parts of the country. Technology has changed the narrative of medical practices in the 21st Century. Healthcare and medical facilities are becoming available and affordable to all. Technology now aids medical practitioners, nurses, patients etc to communicate and offer/receive medical help remotely.

Problems faced - 

Some of the major problems faced by the governing authorities and citizens in rural villages are -

Solutions to improve the current scenario -

Here are some  government schemes that use technology for healthcare: 

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