“Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security”.- Jeremiah 33:6
I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you,
even as your soul is getting along well.- 3 John 1:2
According to the WHO 900,000 Indians die each year from drinking contaminated water and breathing in polluted air. Almost100,000 people died from respiratory infections. Some 1,25,000 women died from complications of pregnancy. Millions of men, women and children were living with HIV/AIDS in the country . Malaria affects 2.6 million people each year, India has the largest burden of leprosy patients in the world, with a caseload of over 4 million patients. Cancers killed more than 1.2 million people , the single largest type being mouth and oropharynx cancer. An estimated 1.5 million new cases occur each year.
Cardiovascular diseases, which includes those with an infectious origin, such as rheumatic heart disease,India also have a distinction of having highest number of Diabetes patients in the world today. Diabetes was responsible for more death in the recent years. Up to 75% people don’t even know they’re diabetic. WHO says that around 700,000 Indians die each year from diarrhoea. It estimated that 1.9 per cent of Indians are disabled (60-100 million).
Approximately 1.8 million new cases reported every year. About 4.17 lakh persons die of TB every year in the country. There are about 20-25 lakh cases of cancer and approximately 7- 9 lakh cases come up every year . About 71 million people are suffering from iodine deficiency. The expenditure on healthcare will more than double the year 2012 and the healthcare spending is expected to increase from Rs 86,000 crore at present to Rs 2,00,000 crore in the next decade, Private health care will continue to be the largest component of health care spending and is expected to double from 60,000 crore to Rs 156, 000 crore by 2012. ‘Doctors not criminally liable for careless act’
Gross national income per capita (PPP international $):3,590
Life expectancy at birth m/f (years):64/67
Probability of dying under five (per 1000 live births):61
Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1000 population):247/159
Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2011):141
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2011):3.9
Major infectious diseases:
·Food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever
·Vector borne diseases: chikungunya, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, and malaria
·Animal contact disease: rabies
·Water contact disease: leptospirosis
·About 250,000 people die of viral hepatitis in India annually.
·India accounted for 47 per cent of global measles death in 2010
·1.93 million cases of TB annually. There are about 280,000 deaths per year and about 4.85% of all TB patients are HIV positive.
·The total HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 2.4 million (2009 est.)
·Country comparison to the world: 3
·The total HIV/AIDS - deaths: 170,000 (2009 est.)
·TB, malaria, kala-azar form 30% of India’s disease
·Infant mortalityrate reduces to 47 per 1000 live births in 2010
1.Pray for God’s mercy and forgiveness in our land deliver people from all types of disease.
2.Pray that people should come to presence of God and receive healing
3.Pray that doctors should be appointed where the health care facility is less
4.Pray that doctors should have God’s fear and work sincerely filled with compassion
5.Pray for the salvation of duplicate doctors.
6.Pray that private hospital should work as service motive and care for poor people also with less fees
Source: Global Health Observatory, WHO, ,MOHFW,NFHS,CIA World Fact book, Wikipedia, The Hindu, The Times of India, Deccan herald,