DATA ANALYSIS OF THE GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE SCHEMES AVAILED BY THE LOWER INCOME POPULATION: A CASE STUDY OF DELHI
Keywords:Health, Health Insurance, Government Policies, Lower income Group, Family Monthly Income
It is well known fact that the health is a core pillar of the human development and is the key indicator for assessing the achievements in capability of enhancements and well-being. Good health is a cherished goal as it helps in realizing human capabilities and thus contributes to well-being. Studies show that healthy people are more productive and their contribution augments economic development and fuels growing incomes whereas ill-health stifles the full realization of psychological, social and economic capabilities, and has financial implications in terms of loss of income and productive time as well as the need to avail of medical care. The health sector of any country is always determined towards the betterment of facilities provided by them. The different organizations are always making different policies and schemes so that they can ensure the healthcare of each and every citizen. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India is a dedicated ministry for all kind of healthcare and family welfare issues. The health sector policies can be broadly seen as the different insurances schemes, policies for distribution of medicine, organizing of health camps in rural area and more. If we consider our population and groups of people according to their location and income slab, then we can have a rough idea of the situation we have to deal while making a policy or schemes. The prime objective of the paper is to identify the various health benefits available to the lower income group population of Delhi. It focuses on the cross tabulation of the survey based result of the rural population of Delhi NCR conducted for 431 families to compare the income of the people and the health policies availed by them. This paper also works to find out the reasons for not availing the existing health schemes managed by government.