Assessing Public Health Policies and Strategies in India: An Overview of Recent Developments and Challenges Ahead

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Dhruva Sreenivasa Chakravarthi, V. S. Prasad Kandi


The PHP and strategies in India are examined in this essay, with particular attention paid to currenttrends, advantages, disadvantages, and difficulties. In recent years, India has advanced significantly inareas like healthcare infrastructure, disease control and prevention, and digital health initiatives. Thesedevelopments have improved maternal and child health outcomes, increased access to healthcare,decreased the prevalence of communicable diseases, and placed more of an emphasis on noncommunicablediseases. Health disparities, inadequate rural healthcare infrastructure, and a shortageof public health workers are just a few of the system's many flaws. India will also have to contendwith new diseases, the effects of climate change on health, an aging population, and the cost ofhealthcare, among other issues. The government will need to continue prioritizing PHP and strategies,as well as collaborating with important stakeholders like healthcare providers, communityorganizations, and the private sector, to address these issues. Health equity, or ensuring that all peoplehave access to quality healthcare services regardless of their socioeconomic status or geographiclocation, needs to receive more attention in order to improve healthcare access and outcomes in India.In particular for rural areas with poor infrastructure, this will call for a significant increase inhealthcare funding. Building a strong public health workforce, which includes training and retaininghealthcare professionals, must also be a priority. Telemedicine and other digital health initiatives maybe especially important for improving access to and the quality of healthcare in rural areas. The needfor better connectivity and infrastructure to support these initiatives is one of the remaining issues thatmust be resolved.

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