Bridging the Health Inequality and Strengthening Public Health System Through Public Private Partnership

ADHYAYAN: A JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

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Title Bridging the Health Inequality and Strengthening Public Health System Through Public Private Partnership
 
Creator Shastri, Dr. Rajesh Kumar; Dr. Rajesh Kumar Shastri, Assistant Professor Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
Verma, Mr. Rinki; Rinki Verma, Research Fellow, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
 
Subject Public-Private-Partnership, urban and rural poor, rural health infrastructure, healthcare, India
 
Description India stands on 67th position out of 133 (approx) developing countries with regard to the number of doctors, while stands on 75th position with respect to number of nurses. Out of total healthcare spending in India, the government owned health facilities accounts for only 20% in comparison to 80% of private sector. Over 72.2% of Indian population lives in rural areas under poor and unsatisfactory environmental conditions, with high levels of openness to diseases and ill health. A significant proportion of poor in India are destitute due to lack of affordability to the services of private hospitals, characterized by highly qualified doctors and costly equipments, whereas public hospitals are noticeable by insufficient number of facilities, lack of personnel, medicines along with long queues which further highlights economical disparity problems of Indian people to thrash about the health related problems. As per the NFHS 2 data, only 43% of the urban poor children are fully immunized by the completion of one year of age. The percentage of severely underweight children among the urban poor is 23.0 which is twice the urban average (11.6%) and five times (4.5%) that of urban high income group. The vast majority of the country suffers from a poor standard of healthcare infrastructure which has not kept up with the growing economy. The only hope for the improvement in condition of the health care system of developing countries can be the mixture of public –private through Public Private Partnership. This paper aims to examine the current status of health infrastructure in developing countries like India, about the challenges lying in front of Government in developing health care system, identifying critical gap and requirements in Health services besides the comparison with other developing economies. It also seeks to examine the socio-economic environment of developing country, attracted towards private sector participation in health care development and review of potential benefits and risk involved, to ensure success and sustainability of Public Private Partnership.
 
Publisher School of Management Sciences
 
Date 2016-05-17
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://myresearchjournals.com/index.php/ADHYAYAN/article/view/4092
10.21567/adhyayan.v2i1.10239
 
Source Adhyayan: A Journal of Management Sciences; Vol 2, No 1 (2012)
2455-8656
2249-1066
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://myresearchjournals.com/index.php/ADHYAYAN/article/view/4092/3829
 

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