maternal mortality in India new report 2009 World Health Organization
By Live Dr - Sat Jun 20, 1:30 pm
Please for a sec take a look
Please for a sec take a look at following no. – “The maternal mortality in India is the second highest in the world. India is one of the four countries worldwide where polio has not as yet been successfully eradicated (behind Somalia) and one third of the world’s tuberculosis cases are in India. According to the World Health Organization 900,000 Indians die each year from drinking contaminated water and breathing in polluted air. In a 2005 study, World Bank reports that “a detailed survey of the knowledge of medical practitioners for treating five common conditions in Delhi found that the typical quality doctor in a public primary health center has a more than 50-50 chance of recommending a harmful treatment”. The competence rating of India’s public health care system doctors is below Tanzania’s. Unannounced visits by government inspectors showed that 40% of public sector medical workers could not be found at the workplace. Half of children in India are underweight, one of the highest rates in the world and nearly double the rate of Sub-Saharan Africa. India contributes to about 5.6 million child deaths every year, more than half the world’s total. According to UNDP Human Development Report (1997), 88% of pregnant women (age 15-49) were found to be suffering from anemia. It was estimated by the World Health Organization that around 700,000 Indians die each year from diarrhea.” Reading these stats just feels like a knife through my heart. We India are in a middle of a major health problem and this exsanguinating situation will keep worsening everyday and more people are going to keep dying if we don’t pay attention to it. So I hope that you guys may drift from the sensational topics of today an help to bring this not so popular but horrible situation to people’s attention, Coz I think the major problem faced by Indians today is not racist aussies but the silent collapse of our health system.