IIM-A study has focused details on the aspects of infrastructure, manpower and operational challenges faced in providing specialist services through rural health facilities in BIMARU states
A recent study by The Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad (IIM-A) was undertaken with an objective to understand in detail the status quo of healthcare facilities in the BIMARU states; BIMARU is used as an acronym to define underdevelopment and social indices in the states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Citing reasons and different aspects of infrastructure, manpower and operational challenges faced in providing rural health facilities in these states, the study has concluded a large deficiency in terms of manpower support, medical equipment, and basic infrastructure to drive home the message, more specifically in the context of specialist services provided in the rural (remote) areas.
It has also observed consistent deficiency for maternal and child healthcare, and other areas of specialist services. Gynaecologist, Paediatricians, Surgeons and Physicians at Community Health Centres (CHCs) or District Hospitals (DHs), are the major specialized areas lacking the due attention, especially the additional manpower requirements from the government.
For a detailed report on the status of Community Health Centres or District Hospitals, please refer to the article in the Indian Express