Our Infrastructure of Development:Health

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"Health is the state of complete physical,mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of diseases or infirmity".A famous philosopher Josh Billings “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it". In this note, we have discussed about health, its importance and problems in the health sector of Nepal.
Our Infrastructure of Development:Health

One of the essential infrastructures of development is health.In a simple meaning being physically

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and mentally fit is known as the health.According to the definition of World Health Organization (WHO), "Health is the state of complete physical,mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of diseases or infirmity".

Importance

As we know,health is essential for us even more than gold and diamond.A famous philosopher Josh Billings “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it".So, the main intention of our life is to be healthy and happy.There is also saying that "Health is Wealth." Which means a healthy person can think better, perform better, contribute more towards the development of the country.A famous Greek philosopher Aristotle has rightly said: "A healthy mind exists in a healthy body". country.The development of a country depends on the health of its citizens.following measures should take to remain healthy are:

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  • Keep your surrounding clean.
  • Have a clean and safe drinking water.
  • Eat a balanced diet containing vitamins, proteins,minerals etc.
  • Avoid harmful habits of smoking,taking drugs and alcohol, etc.
  • keeping yourself physically fit by exercise.

Problems in health sector of Nepal

Major problems in health sector of Nepal are as follows:

  1. In a ruler area, a government has not been able to operate hospitals and manage doctors as wellSource:healthaffairs.org Fig: Health

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    as necessary tools,equipment, and medicines.
  2. There are no such health services in the remote areas because of the lack of facilities doctors are not interested in working there.
  3. Instead of going to doctors people prefer to go to witch doctors (Dhamijhankri).
  4. It is because due to the lack of education and awareness in remote areas.Also, can not even pay for doctor fee.

 

Solutions

  1. In rural areas,awareness program should launch by Government and non-government organization.
  2. In all parts of the country health posts and health centres should be established.And doctors are to be motivated to go to the remote areas.
  3. Mobile health camps should be conducted and blood donation programmes.
  4. Health education should be made compulsory in a school curriculum.

Condition of Health facilities in Nepal

Hospital 94 Health Centre 5
Health Post 699 Primary Health Care Centre 201
Sub-health post 3104 Ayuvedic Dispentionary 293
Health Assistance 7491 Doctor 1457
Village Health Worker 3190 Nurse 1163
Kabijar 394 Mother-Child Health Worker 3085
Baidhya 360    
Things to remember
  • According to the definition of World Health Organization (WHO), "Health is the state of complete physical,mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of diseases or infirmity".
  • A famous Greek philosopher Aristotle has rightly said: "A healthy mind exists in a healthy body". 
  • The development of a country depends on the health of its citizens.  
  • It includes every relationship which established among the people.
  • There can be more than one community in a society. Community smaller than society.
  • It is a network of social relationships which cannot see or touched.
  • common interests and common objectives are not necessary for society.
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Questions and Answers

In a simple meaning being physically and mentally fit is known as the health.According to the definition of World Health Organization (WHO), "Health is the state of complete physical,mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of diseases or infirmity".There is a saying that “When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost"Which means health is most important than anything.

In a simple meaning being physically and mentally fit is known as the health.According to the definition of World Health Organization (WHO), "Health is the state of complete physical,mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of diseases or infirmity". The solutions to the problem of the health sector of NepaL are:

  1. In rural areas,awareness program should launch by Government and non-government organization.
  2. In all parts of the country health posts and health centres should be established.
  3. Doctors are to be motivated to go to the remote areas.
  4. Mobile health camps should be conducted and blood donation programmes.
  5. Health education should be made compulsory in a school curriculum.

One of the most important infrastructures of development is health. In a simple meaning being physically and mentally fit is known as the health.Some problems existing in the health sector of Nepal are;

  1. In a ruler area, a government has not been able to operate hospitals and manage doctors as well as necessary tools,equipment, and medicines.
  2. There are no such health services in the remote areas because of the lack of facilities doctors are not interested in working there.
  3. Instead of going to doctors people prefer to go to witch doctors (Dhamijhankri).It is because due to the lack of education and awareness in remote areas. Also can not even pay for doctor fee.

 

The measure should be taken to remin healthy are ;

  • Keep your surrounding clean.
  • Have a clean and safe drinking water.
  • Eat a balanced diet containing vitamins, proteins,minerals etc.
  • Avoid harmful habits of smoking,taking drugs and alcohol, etc.
  • keeping yourself physically fit by exercise.

 

According to the definition of World Health Organization (WHO), "Health is the state of complete physical,mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of diseases or infirmity".

The full form of  WHO is World Health Organization.

A famous philosopher Josh Billings says this; “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it".

Health education should be made compulsory in a school curriculum.

Due to the lack of education and awareness in remote areas  people go to dhami-jhankri instead of a doctor.

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