is there anything to cheer about in our healthfront

Yes, health sector in India is improving in terms of active participation of the public and private sectors in health care and in terms of Medical Tourism.

1.Since independence, India has made great strides in developing its health infrastructure. Besides the state-run health centres, a number of private players and voluntary agencies have also entered the field of health care. Owing to this, there has been a significant expansion in health-care services in India.
2.In recent times, the private sector has emerged as a dominant player in the field of health care in India. Today, we can find private hospitals, clinics and dispensaries in almost every region and locality. Nearly 70% of the hospitals are owned and managed by the private sector.
3.In the recent years, India has become a popular destination for medical tourism. An increasing number of patients from many foreign countries come to India every year for surgeries, liver transplants, dental and cosmetic care, etc. Health sector in India provides modern health care facilities with latest technology at an affordable price.

Healthcare in India is explained in detail in our study material. You can refer to the same following the below mentioned path.
Chapter-8 (named as  'Infrastructure' )- Lesson-5 (named as  'Health- Meaning and Its Importance, Indicators of Health, State of Health in India')-under the topic 'Public Health and Health Infrastructure in India' and 'Private Sector Health Infrastructure in India

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