The shortcomings of the Indian healthcare system have been pushed to the spotlight in recent years. From derelict facilities to unhygienic conditions, it would be an understatement to say that the kind of medical services being provided in the country is subpar. The kind of medical attention and resources people receive is again biased; based on economic status and geographical limitations.
Many individuals are seriously affected by the lack of healthcare services that could potentially save their lives; this is so much worse in the case of women and the elderly who require more specialized care for their situations. Women and children in rural areas, in villages, and belonging to marginalized groups are at higher risk of not receiving life-saving medical treatment in time. On the other hand, is the mistreatment of overworked and underpaid medical staff and personnel; of corruption that has bled into the healthcare system of the nation.
In recent times, the organization has initiated campaigns for providing emergency health services in rural areas to help spread awareness and information on health and illness while also ensuring the betterment of the care they receive. As part of health and well-being, it is crucial to talk about period poverty and how the healthcare system in India has failed women time and again.
The solution would be to refocus our efforts on improving the conditions of the government hospitals while compensating doctors, nurses, and other staff for their hard work and determination. Educating the masses about the advantages of good health and everything that comes with it could be a step in the right direction.
From specialized care for infants to women, we must step up our prioritization of healthcare to secure the future of our nation. Some steps towards this would be health camps, vaccine drives, sex education, establishing working facilities in rural areas, accessibility to advanced treatment, and more.
As part of improving healthcare services and resources in the country, attention must be paid to the disproportionate distribution of services across the country based on the money divide and the geography as well.