1. An umbrella of universal insurance, Medicaid and Medicare like that in the West
2. Healthcare on top of the priority list, medical infrastructure accessible to all with best utilisation of healthcare workforce
3. PPPs to boost the development of medical IT and infrastructure
4. Specialised research and development towards vulnerable groups Poor Indian children, especially girls, get no healthcare: report
The poorest countries are not providing children adequate basic healthcare, says the latest report from Save the Children
More than 53% of children (67 million) in India under the age of 5 have no access to basic healthcare facilities, according to the latest status report brought out by Save the Children, ‘State of the World’s Mothers 2008: Closing the gender gap for children under 5’.
This means that one-third of the 200 million children in the world who don’t receive adequate healthcare are Indian. Poor children in India, Egypt and Brazil are three times more likely to die before their fifth birthday than children in other parts of the world.
Malnutrition among children continues to haunt India. Over 40% of children under the age of 5 suffer from moderate or severe malnutrition in India, Madagascar, Niger, Sudan, Timor-Leste and Yemen.
The report highlights the poor health condition of girls in India. In most