Healthcare is accepted as a human right worldwide. It is state’s responsibility to ensure that all citizens have access to quality healthcare on equality basis. Right now the problems are not just access to healthcare but substandard healthcare professionals who actually cause more harm than help. Problem is much more severe and acute in rural areas which have been neglected in all aspects of life by all previous governments. Healthcare has become more of a business than service.
Healthcare has to be viewed in totality. The areas to be addressed are:
Public education about health related issues and preventive measures
Policy re acute and communicable diseases
Policy re chronic diseases
Education and training of healthcare providers including doctors, nurses, technicians and others. At this time there are no standards and guidelines which are enforced to maintain quality.
Healthcare facilities need to be upgraded
Diagnostic facilities should be accessible
Gap between rural and urban areas need to be narrowed