Kawaljeet Singh B. L. Pal
Abstract: Healthcare is the birth right of the citizens of any country. Most of the developed countries have implemented universal healthcare systems. However many developing countries like India are striving for the universal healthcare. The objective of WHO (World Health Organization) is to promote and coordinate healthcare across the world. India has been in close relationship with WHO since 1948 and is committed to provide affordable healthcare to the citizens of its country. For India the biggest challenge is the population. Moreover more than 70 % people live in rural areas. The access to primary health care in rural area is very limited. In this direction Indian government launched National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to improve the healthcare services in the rural areas. Rajasthan is among the 18 states of India which was identified by NRHM with very low healthcare. There many government policies and organizations (NGOs) are being run, still there is need to focus a lot on rural health development programs. The healthcare in India comprises of three tiers, Sub Centre (SC), Primary Health Centre (PHC) and Community Health Centre (CHC). There are various population norms provided by Ministry of Health for the opening of health centers in the rural areas. This study is to find the gap between the existing number of health centers and required number of health centers according to norms provided by the government in the Kapasan and Nimbahera Tehsils of Chittorgarh District, Rajasthan, India.
Keywords: GIS, MAP, ARCGIS, ARCMAP101, Community Health Center, Healthcare, Health Centers, Gap, Primary Health Center, Rural, SubCenter