#Health Care System vis a vis #Urban #Rural and #Medicine systems #HealthCareSystem

A question always arises in mind whether public health system is better or private? I think such question if arises then it is in itself a proof that how much faith we have in public health system? But more often than not we have no other option but to go to public health system.
This debate is going on for very long. I suppose that this will continue for a long period of time. Question always arises whether government provide better health care facilities or private hospitals. All India estimates (in 2014) of rural areas indicated that private hospitals were preferred. Why? Since more number of cases were hospitalized in private hospitals that in public hospitals. Cases 581 per thousands were hospitalised in private hospital whereas 419 in public hospital. Similarly in urban areas 680 per thousand cases hospitalized in private hospitals and only 320 in public or government hospital.
The difference between type of hospitals in rural areas was about hundred or 200 cases. However in urban areas the difference was almost double that means urban private hospitals were most preferred. I don’t know how to infer that a public has more faith in private hospitals in urban areas?
Difference of double that of public hospital is a striking thereby indicating that there is a huge gap in coverage by public health system?? How to expand coverage by public health system is major challenge. Now at this stage we have to talk about coverage leaving aside the quality of health coverage.
More male patients than female are hospitalized in Private hospital compared to public hospitals? Is there any gender issue involved in this?
Or families prefer private hospitals for male patients in rural areas? The difference is not large though even though little bit difference is there. About 278 female and 303 male per thousands patients were taken into private hospital.
In A & N Islands, about 941 per thousand patients hospitalised in public hospitals in rural areas and only 59 per thousand patients in private hospitals. [50 male and 9 female]
No simple inference can be drawn, as in rural areas might not be having any option as not much private hospitals were available. States like Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, J&K, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura and even in Delhi less number of patients were hospitalised in Private hospitals
Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, JharkhandKarnataka, Kerala, Maharastra, Punjab, Telangana, UP, Pudducherry more patients were hospitalised in Private Hospitals.
AP, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharastra, Punjab, Telangana, UP, Pudducherry, almost more than double patients hospitalised in private hospitals than that of in Public Hospitals. In Urban areas, AP, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharastra, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, UP, Uttarakhand large number of patients were hospitalised in private hospitals. In few states the number was three times higher than that of public hospitals.
Allopathy is still the most preferred choice of treatment. In urban areas 94.4% Male and 91% female received treatment in Allopathy medicine. All other Indian system of medicine i.e Homeopathy, Yoga, Naturopathy got only less than 7% of total patient share. All these system collectively named as AYUSH.
If data is to be believed then Nagaland shows 82% male received treatment in other system of medicine? While female received 100% Allopathy? Is it a mistake of data entry?
Over all more number of patients got treatment in other form of medicine was observed in Tripura(18), kerala(15.3), Punjab(14.8), Lakshdweep(11.5). Chattisgarh(11.2), Rajasthan(10.3), Himachal Pradesh and A & N Islands (10.1).
However, if any recent study is done few places will top the chart for usinf AYUSH including A & N Islands. I saw long queues standing in AYUSH hospital waiting for their turn to meet Ayurvedic or Homeopathic doctors. Few like to visit AYUSH, as many costly brand medicine are provided free of cost. I overheard two persons talking each other about this.

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Reference: Key Indicators of Social Consumption in India,  Health, NSS 71″ Round, (January- June 2014), National Sample Survey Office, June2 015


Dream is must. सपना जरूरी है 

Dream is must. सपना जरूरी है

until and unless one do not have a dream he cannot march forward that means one has to have some goals/objective in life to achieve.   wile talking on INDIA TV Swami Ramdev said all  this. He was telling something about his childhood life etc.


He said he used to get secondhand books, as he could not afford to buy new books when he was in school. he was born to a poor family?

Asked by Rajat Sharma about his English speaking skill? he tactfully replied that even a sweeper in England speaks English, what’s so great about speaking English?


It is only in India this perception is there if one speaks English he is elite or great person. That’s wrong perception, it has deep roots in the British rule, as that time it was language of rulers and Slave thought that speaking this language will get rid of the chains of slavery?

Most of the people when see at Swami Ramdev, they have a perception that had been developed all these years, that is of a sadhu not knowing English, not educated, not doing anything, wearing nothing or just two cloths, with beared, long hairs etc etc. This perception is proved wrong in case of Swami Ramdev. He does not fit in that kind of perception. This perception also came into being while British Rule. It’s a legacy of that British Rule. So to say nouveau riche, highly educated, returned from Foreign land tried to educate Indian masses about the west those had build up this perception about our old aged traditions of Sanayasi and Sadhus.

But talking to Swami Ramdev he do not conform to this perception which was taught to people so far.  Therefore social elite raise eye brows when he talks about UN, UNO, WHO, WTO etc? Even most of the educated don’t know about WTO? But being a “Sanyasi” he is fluent in these terms. I think only a learned man can only talk about such things.

When asked about the quantum of advertisements of Patanjali  being aired on so many TV channels he immediately clarified that have you compared the quantum of advertisements of MNCs?  Have you checked the amount MNCs are spending on advertisements? He said he is the brand ambassador of a brand that he himself has nurtured.

Does Sanyasi means that he should not know anything about world? Or is he barred to serve nation? through Education, marketing goods, medicine, healthy lifestyle, Yoga and also our traditional knowledge, those are enshrined in Veda, Upnishad and other various Sanskrit Literature.

Yog Guru? he is blamed that why he is doing other things other than Yoga?

I mean why such question? is asked to him? Why those coming on TV channels give opinions on everything? when we know they are journalist and work for TV channels. They should do only reporting news but not giving their opinions?

thus why He being a Yoga Guru can’t popularise Ayurveda? Why Swami Ramdev can’t speak about Swadeshi? Even Mahatma Gandhi did advocated for Swadeshi? He was a lawyer by profession. Being Sanyasi doesn’t mean that he should close his eyes on happenings in World?

History has it that Sanyasi has been used in politics, Rajneeti, Polity, social reforms etc. Be it to popularise Jainism, Buddhism, parajeevak, Advait, Vedant system etc. Kings and administrations have used them.

Swami Ramdev represents Sanyasi of new age. Few of such people can really transform our society. When he speaks i don’t want to stop listening. So much knowledge he has gained. That do not comes easily, a person has to work hard to learn all this. He gives out so many numbers figures that not many Managers, MD may know of it.

Sanyasi means someone who makes or builds a society or leads a society on path of development, either physical or spiritual.

Many occasion i see on TV people making fun of Swami Ramdev, they joke about patanjali making jeans or cloths etc? Why they make fun? why they don’t become entrepreneurs? themselves? They are citizens of India as he is a citizen. All have equal rights and liberty. Why people dont take help or utlize the Skill India Mission, Kausal vikas abhiyan Or MUDRA yojna? instead of  making fun of Swami Ramdev. And what was happening all these 70 years? how many people became self employed or entrepreneurs? Ministry of Social welfare, Industry, Labour and employment, education were doing for so many years? Why they were not able to make any of MakeinIndia brand. Why joke on someone.

Just saw an add of a toothpaste? it was having words of Veda? or herbal connection? why needed that if their product was so genuine and people had faith on that toothpaste. Now every product advertisement has something or other of herbs, herbal, Ayurveda? why? Since now they have realised that patanjali is a product they will have to compete with?