Help Developing Countries Gain Access to Healthcare

Help Developing Countries Gain Access to Healthcare

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The need for healthcare access has become increasingly significant in developing countries, especially in Rural India. This is all due to poor infrastructure, lack of doctors, lack of hospitals, low education status, and little knowledge on the healthcare system.  As of now, private sector is not doing their job even though they are responsible for maintaining India’s healthcare cost. As a result, 79% of the country is living in poverty and only those in Urban India can afford primary healthcare.

It is also clear that there are more hospitals in Urban areas than there are in Rural areas. Poor healthcare access will lead to higher medical bills and costs. However, most states can’t afford it because 75% of Indian doctors live in Urban India due to better living conditions. Consequently, those who live in villages have no choice, but to travel more than 8 kilometers away to find a hospital. Not only can they not afford healthcare, but they also live in slums which have poor living conditions. They have no access to clean water, electricity, roads, toilets, and transportation. Patients usually die before they arrive and when they do find a hospital, they don’t get help. Indian hospitals are disorganized, unsanitary, and lacking equipment and medicine. The rooms are usually filthy and are stacked with unused or non-functioning equipment. Not surprisingly, they are unable to cure chronic diseases including, HIV/AIDS, Typhoid Fever, TB, Measles, Malaria and Hepatitis A. This is due to the fact that hospitals remain underfunded by the government. Although doctors are able to perform multiple surgeries, they are under paid and often try desperate attempts to make profits. They either perform unnecessary tests or more then what is required to that they could increase the costs for patients. Unless something is done, patients will continue to suffer.

Please sign this petition if show you support the need of healthcare access in India.

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