People's Health in People's Hands
Some of the features of model health care in panchayati raj as proposed i) Increase the percapita expenditure on health in rural areas. ii)The new Health care units a)a village health center covering a population of 2,500. b)a primary health center for the population of 20,000 c) a community health center for the population of 1,00,000. iii)Functional classification of disease, where disease are not classified according to their pathology but according to varying levels of skills and facilities needed for their diagnosis management and care. iv)Role of Female workers at every level must be enhanced and the ways to improve their self esteem devised.
The strength of this book is that it narrates peoples experience in various parts of the country.
RN Villar’s review in BMJ - 1994; 308 doi:(Published 12 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:482
Muralidharan, V.R., Health care in Panchayati Raj -Review of People Health in Peoples Hands: A model for Panchayati Raj Edited by NH Antia, and Kavita Bhatia, FRCH Bombay, 1993.Economic and Political Weekly, 1994, 29(10):547-548.
Book review in Lung India: 1994 Vol 12(1) pg48-49 -PDF