“Health is not everything, but everything is nothing without health.”
After many decades of freedom, we are still facing challenges in ensuring the availability of basic healthcare services for the entire population. As per a survey, 45 children die every hour because they’re left untreated. This problem of a lack of healthcare facilities still looms large!
Despite huge economic growth, health continues to be our greatest crisis. We all know that the current situation of healthcare in India is in shambles, and, if we don’t do something soon to improve it, the future of our country is at risk. Is that how you want it to be?
Considering the grim reality, there is a dire need of new practices and procedures to ensure that quality and timely healthcare reaches even the most deprived corners of Indian villages.
It is a strenuous task to meet the demands of an ever increasing population, that too in a huge and diverse country like India. As a result of overpopulation, access to quality health care and reliable health information can be difficult to come by. India also has an unusually high rate of illiteracy and poverty in both urban and rural areas, both of which contribute to low rates of health literacy.
It is imperative to provide access to healthcare facilities to the underprivileged sections of our country, and make them aware about the diseases they might be suffering from. To ensure that the underprivileged are not deprived of these facilities, the government should take measures to make health check camps and food distribution camps affordable as well as accessible for the people, making sure that people get both healthcare and nutrition at the right time.
Health camps in partnerships with government agencies throw light on the health status of the people in rural areas through community meetings on preventive healthcare, hygiene and sanitation. To ensure that the underprivileged are not deprived of these facilities, organisations like the Ponty Chadha Foundation organise regular health & food distribution camps. Through such activities, the foundation addresses hunger and food security, community health, education and training for marginalised group to drive them towards socio-economic development and a better quality of life.