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The health of the nation lies in the health of its rural population

Our Objectives::

  • Provide Access to care. Many small rural hospitals have closed, while other health care facilities are in financial straits. Unavailability of resources and transportation problems are barriers to access for rural populations.

  • Access to  primary care physicians and other health care providers. The access to  primary care practitioners and other health care providers in rural areas is decreasing. Some are leaving rural areas to join more lucrative options in the urban areas.

  • Health promotion and disease prevention. Goals for improving the Nation's health over the next decade, can be achieved only if rural populations are included in efforts to remove barriers to access and use of clinical preventive services.

  • Strengthen the Health care system by introducing technology. Provide rural population access to the latest healthcare technologies.  These technologies need to be put to most  efficient and effective applications needing further evaluation.

  • Organization of services for vulnerable rural populations. Low population density in rural areas makes it inherently difficult to deliver services that target persons with special health needs. Groups at particular risk include: the elderly; the poor; people with HIV or AIDS; the homeless; mothers, children, and adolescents; racial or ethnic minorities; and persons with disabilities.

  • Balanced Diet/ Nutrition.  Enhance equitable access to quality maternal and childcare services including Balanced Nutritional diet.

Some of the findings based on the rural health services research agenda,:

  • Almost one in three adults living in rural India is in poor to fair health. Nearly half have at least one major chronic illness. Yet, rural residents average fewer physician contacts per year than those in urban communities.

  • Traumatic injuries are more common in rural areas, and residents face worse outcomes and higher risks of death than urban patients, partly because of transportation problems and lack of advanced life support training for emergency medical personnel. Identifying these factors may help shape solutions.

  • Rural hospitals show a greater shift toward outpatient services, and greater declines in admissions and lengths of stay than urban hospitals. Economic pressures have driven rural hospitals to shift rapidly to outpatient care.

  • Alcoholism and drug abuse are growing problems in rural areas. With a scarcity of mental health professionals in rural areas, fewer than one in five rural hospitals has treatment services for these conditions.
Different solutions are required to keep primary care providers in rural areas than are needed to attract them there initially.
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