Health care in India leaves a lot to be desired. Public health care is a constitutional duty of the Government of India. The state is required to raise the standard of living of its people with better nutritional intake. People need to be sensitized and made aware of issues like fitness in terms of physical and mental health.
Indian health care policies have largely failed to adapt health-serving measures to issues of wider socio-economic developments.
Healthcare is constantly plagued by the menace of poverty, illiteracy, high population growth rate and corruption, which translates into poor sanitation, exploitation, lack of nutritional awareness and poor local participation.
Primary health centers are the pivots of health care systems in rural India.
According to a 1991 survey there are 11,200 hospitals in India, 22,400 primary health care centers and 27,400 dispensaries. Primary health care centers with their branches are run by trained paramedics.
Alternate health care practices like ancient ayurveda, herbal medicines, home remedies and yoga are very commonly practiced in India. Indian yoga has swept the western world off its feet.
Yoga in India is a three-fold path for total human development - physical, mental and spiritual. Its purpose is to bring man to his highest state development on all planes.
Regular practice of yoga ensures perfect health and fitness to an individual. Yoga classes and held across most towns and villages in India.
The field of health insurance in India is still in its infancy. There are almost no social health insurance services provided by the government and state. For health insurance needs, an Indian has to take policies from government owned or private insurance companies.
A premium is paid by the individual for these at regular intervals. In return the insurer pays for his medical costs in case of a sickness or an accident. This is only for the diseases covered by the policy.
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