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

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Trends over Two Decades

Towards Equality in Healthcare

The Rapid Survey on Children shows a new trend of an increased access to healthcare by marginalised communities like Dalits, Adivasis and Other Backward Classes which have made substantial gains in the last decade. However much needs to be achieved in the realm of nutrition and sanitation where these communities remain acutely deprived.

The Rapid Survey on Children (RSOC 2013–14) indicates a new trend in the access of Dalits and Adivasis to healthcare. Since the previous National Family Health Survey (NFHS 2005–06) there has been a distinctly egalitarian trend of progressive increase in their access to healthcare and concomitant development indicators. Nevertheless, marginalised communities continue to remain consistently the most disadvantaged in terms of access to essential services, especially in the realm of nutrition and sanitation.

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