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2016 Month : June Volume : 2 Issue : 1 Page : 17-19

UTILIZATION AND FINANCING OF HEALTH SERVICES IN A SUB HIMALAYAN STATE.

Mitasha Singh1, Des Raj2, Shailja Sharma3

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Mitasha Singh,
Department of Community Medicine,
DRPGMC, Kangra,
Tanda-176001,
Himachal Pradesh.
E-mail: mitasha.17@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Health services in Himachal Pradesh a sub-Himalayan state in India with majority of population residing in rural area is provided maximally by public sector under Ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW). Although the state has a hostile weather and geographic conditions with a poor economy, the utilization of government health services is maximum. The health sector still receives 2.5% share of budget. The health indicators of the state are better than the country’s indicators. The inequalities and inequities still exist across rural urban population and socioeconomic status groups. The following article discusses the existing barriers and the various strategies by government.

KEYWORDS

Health Financing, Himachal Pradesh, Inequities.

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