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Study of Rural Health Infrastructure - Issues and Challenges

Veena M. G.1 and Chandrashekar2

1Research Scholar, Dept. of PG Studies and Research in Sociology, Kuvempu University, Shankaragatta-577 451, Shimoga, Karnataka, INDIA. 2Professor, Dept. of PG Studies and Research in Sociology, Kuvempu University, Shankaragatta-577451, Shimoga, Karnataka, INDIA.

ABSTRACT

The health infrastructure plays an important and integral role in development of any society. In terms of public health, these infrastructures are nothing but, the formal and enduring structures that support public health. Health infrastructure is an important indicator to understand the healthcare delivery provisions and mechanisms in a country. Lack of health infrastructure puts lot of pressure on health sector which leads to a definite impact on the overall health index of the country. This paper explores need for adequate and appropriate healthy infrastructures and also the role of local bodies and govt.

Keywords :Health, infrastructure, rural development, health index.