ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE
Health is wealth. It is more important than the wealth we have. According to the World health Organization, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
There are two types of health:
∙ Physical health: Physical health can be defined as normal functioning of the body at all levels.
∙ Mental health: Mental health refers to a person’s emotional, social, and psychological well-being.
The significance of good health:
∙ All creatures' health is influenced by their surroundings, or environment. Our social environment has a significant impact on our own health.
∙ Individual health is influenced by public hygiene. As a result,
we must make certain that waste is collected and disposed
of on a regular basis. We'll also need to find a company
that can do the drain cleaning. You may end up harming
your health if you do not do so.
∙ We require food for our health, and in order to obtain food,
we must work, so there must be availability of job
opportunities. As a result, good economic conditions and
jobs are required for individual wellness.
∙ In order to be genuinely healthy, we must be happy. We
can't be healthy or happy if we abuse one other and are
frightened of each other. Individual health depends on
social equality and peace.
India is a democratically-governed country. The government
is responsible for providing primary health care to the
population. True, India is a large nation, and establishing a
stronger health system is a major undertaking. Around 70% of
India's population lives in rural areas. The government is
always working to improve access to primary health care.
There are significant variations in quality between India's
rural and urban areas, as well as between public and private
health care. Despite this, due to the comparatively low cost
and excellent quality of its private hospitals, India continues
to be a favourite destination for foreign medical tourists.
Because the Indian health care system does not provide
adequate coverage, many Indians turn to private healthcare
providers, which is generally out of reach for the poor. To
help pay for healthcare costs, insurance is often provided by
employers, but most Indians do not have health insurance,
and out-of-pocket costs account for a large portion of medical
spending in India.
When compared to any hospital in the United Kingdom or the
United States, there are hospitals in India that excel in terms
of standards. In India, there are excellent surgeons and
physicians who have created a name for themselves in their
areas. The worst part is that these surgeons and physicians'
services are not available to all parts of the community.
In India, if someone becomes ill or suffers from an accident,
they have two options: one is to go to a government-run
hospital, the other is to get a private medical service, which is
very expensive. It is not for everyone to take private medical
services. Even if he gets the best treatment there, who will
compensate for his loss of earnings? Who will feed his family?
And if he becomes disabled or dies, who will compensate his
Corruption has infiltrated the health-care system in our
country, just as it has in any other industry. Despite large
sums of money being poured into government hospitals and
having the greatest facilities, it is the delivery of medical care
treatment that is in doubt.
People must have access to adequate health care systems in
order to preserve good health. Many of us are fortunate to
have simple access to health care. Those who have difficulty
accessing health treatment, on the other hand, may lose their
lives. Every day, an increasing number of individuals become
unwell. People require health care so that they may receive
treatment if they become ill or are involved in an accident.
There will be growth in the medical industry if individuals
have access to health care. If effective treatment is
improved, the number of fatalities will be lowered as well.
The country's output will rise, boosting the economy even