Title: ROLE OF NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS IN
DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Authors: Dr. Suneetha. V.
Dr. Suneetha. V.
Associate Professor, Department of Postgraduate Studies in Sociology, Government Arts, Commerce &
Postgraduate College (Autonomous), Hassan- 573201, Karnataka, INDIA
MLA 8 V., Dr. Suneetha. "ROLE OF NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS IN DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 10, Oct. 2018, pp. 5699-5707, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=398. Accessed Oct. 2018.
APA V., D. (2018, October). ROLE OF NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS IN DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(10), 5699-5707. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=398
Chicago V., Dr. Suneetha. "ROLE OF NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS IN DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 10 (October 2018), 5699-5707. Accessed October, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=398.
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Abstract: Health is the precious possession of all being as it is an asset for an individual and community as
well. Healthy individual or community can carry out daily living activities and life enriching
goal. According to WHO "health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and
not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". In the last two decades, there has been a growing
concern over the performance of the health care delivery system in India. As per the Government
of India's National Rural Health Mission (NHRM) Document (2005), only 10% of Indians have
some form of health insurance and around 40% of Indians have to borrow money or sell their
assets to meet their health care expenses. Health education dealing with health promotion,
prevention of diseases through awareness, and information of availability of treatment must also
be considered as essential health care. The Indian health care sector, structured in three tiers viz.,
primary, secondary, and tertiary, is characterized by the presence of several distinct systems of
health care delivery such as the government, NGOs, charitable organizations, corporate
hospitals, and smaller private clinics.
Nowadays Non-government organizations (NGO) have come to occupy an important place in
India. The spread of NGOs activities in the country, as in many others parts of the world are
manifest in a number of spheres and in a wide spectrum of programs. In welfare programs
development - oriented initiatives, empowering women and weaker section protecting the rights
of marginalized segments, protecting the environment, spreading literacy and education, the
participation of NGOs sector has been impressive. In Indian society, there is a necessity of
imparting health education and also to create general awareness about the governmental health
programmes to the common people .In this direction NGOs are performing a variety of service
and humanitarian functions. The present study has taken up to examine the working of NGOs for
the delivery of health care facilities in the society.
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