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The Journal of Community Health Management


A RETROSPECTION ON THE HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE IN KARNATAKA


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Author Details: Nanjunda DC

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 97

Article End Page : 103


Abstract

Public health and hospitals fall in the State list, others such as population control and family welfare, medical education, and quality control of drugs are included in the Concurrent list. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (UMHFW) is the central authority responsible for implementation of various programmes and schemes in areas of family welfare, prevention, and control of major diseases. In the case of health the term infrastructure takes on a wider role than mere physical infrastructure. Healthcare centres, dispensaries, or hospitals need to be manned by well trained staff with a service perspective. In this chapter we include medical staff health infrastructure is an important indicator for under standing the health care policy and welfare mechanism in a country. It signifies the investment priority with regards to the creation of health care facilities. India has one of the largest populations in the world; coupled with this wide spread poverty becomes a serious problem in India.


Key words:
Health, Infrastructure, Development , Hospital