Chitvan Singh Dhillon

Chitvan Singh Dhillon

The author is a Chandigarh-based freelance writer. He contributes in leading national dailies like The Hindustan Times, Dailypost India and journals like the Economic & Political Weekly. He is a post graduate student of Econometrics and Public Policy at the Honors School for Economics, at Panjab University, Chandigarh. Cut to chase, he's a reluctant economist, colorful raconteur and a notorious poet He tweets as @Filmbuff100.

Rural India’s poor healthcare is a reflection of our economy

It has rightly been said that India resides in its villages. Rural India is the mirror of our economy. Healthcare is an imperative prerequisite for human development and is an inseparable component for the overall well-being of mankind. India bears the load of roughly 17.5 % of the global population, one-fifth of the world’s share of all diseases, one-fourth of maternal conditions, and one-fifth of nutritional disorders.  Apart from this, one cannot deny the fact that India has achieved truckloads in advancing healthcare and overall health standards over the past six decades. Public financing of healthcare sector and budgeting schemes for a healthy rural India is important, but seldom ...

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