ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Daksha Parmar

Mid-level Healthcare Providers

The experiences and challenges in health service delivery, faced by the newly created cadre known as mid-level healthcare providers or community health officers, are explored through an empirical study conducted in selected health and wellness centres of West Jaintia Hills district. Findings show that while the CHOs are motivated to work given the opportunity available in the public health system, they also encounter many challenges in terms of increased work burden, poor training, and other systemic problems confronting the public health systems in Meghalaya.

Public Health during Pandemics and Beyond

The rapid spread of COVID-19 in India brings into sharp focus home the important role of public health services. It is high time to strengthen public health services so that they can serve India’s population well beyond the pandemic. While active state intervention in ensuring universal and comprehensive healthcare is the need of the hour, the government should also invest in the broader determinants of health by improving access to food and income as a collective responsibility to secure the health of the populations