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Government’s Thrust On Healthcare Pays Off In Rural India

The government’s efforts to provide better healthcare to people in rural areas seem to have resulted in them tapping the formal healthcare infrastructure more. Mint delves into the impact the government’s initiatives in this regard are having in villages.

What is the rural healthcare situation?

The latest data on live births, infant mortality and deaths suggests more people in rural areas are visiting doctors than ever before at private and government clinics/hospitals. The percentage of live births where the mother got medical attention at delivery either at a government or private hospital rose from 73.1 in 2012 to 81.9 in 2017 at the all-India level. Similarly, 47% got attention before their death in 2017, up from 34.6% in 2012. In both events, birth and death, all the 22 states in surveyed showed an improvement from the previous time. – Live Mint