Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
3) Right local community level healthcare intervention is a precondition to achieve ‘Health for All’ in India. Elucidate.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is about analyzing the role of local community level healthcare intervention in achieving the health for all dream of India.
Key demand of the question:
The answer has to bring out the importance of local healthcare intervention in supporting the health system of the country.
Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Discuss the current stresses in terms of doctors, staff and support system the healthcare system of the country is undergoing.
One has to affirm that how significant shifts in focus would enable the Indian state to re-prioritize its policies in its pursuit to provide universal health and medical care by taking full support from the local community healthcare intervention.
Explain that the Gandhian dream of self-sufficient, networked community governments – Panchayats – is often dismissed as utopian and impractical. The contrary is true. Community institutions have many distinct advantages in looking after their own habitat and the health and welfare of their members. Interventions can be context specific and based on intimate knowledge of one another; they will rely on mutual cooperation rather than on a bureaucracy or the dictates of the ‘market’; they will be able to have a more holistic and a less ‘medicalised’ approach to health and they will be able to work out the most appropriate cost recovery methods for whatever facilities and services they provide.
Conclude with way forward.