Source– The post is based on the article “India@75, Looking@100” published in The Indian Express on 4th January 2023.
Syllabus: GS2- Issues related to development and management of health
News– The article explains the problems faced by healthcare sectors and measures needed to improve the provision of healthcare services in India.
What are the issues faced by the healthcare sector in India?
There is a shortage of manpower in the healthcare sector. Multiple roles are assigned to staff.
There is a lack of facilities for specialised treatment in our hospitals.
What is the way forward for providing better healthcare services in India?
Timely recruitment and appointment of medical and paramedical staff is needed.
Nursing school education & information may quickly become outdated because the healthcare field is constantly changing and progressing. Adequate and appropriate training of medical and paramedical staff is critical.
There is a need for enough officers to conduct training sessions. A thorough review of the process is necessary so as to ensure that our trainees receive the best education.
Our focus, for the next 25 years, should be on preventative healthcare. These measures should be introduced in schools at early ages and in community spaces across the country.
A greater focus on immunisation and sensitisation campaigns would ensure better healthcare for the population.