Chhattisgarh a poor State with low health indices: CAG

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Chhattisgarh a poor State with low health indices: CAG

Friday, 31 March 2017 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Chhattisgarh is a poor State with health indices much lower than national average, CAG has observed.

The Maternal Mortality Rate was 221 per lakh, Infant Mortality Rate was 46 per thousand and Total Fertility Rate was 2.6 compared to national average of 167,40 and 2.3 respectively as of March 2013, CAG observed.

As of August 2015, 6273 doctors (under Allopathy stream) were registered with the Chhattisgarh Medical Council (CGMC) out of which only 1642 doctors (26 per cent) were serving in the Government sector, it observed.

Of these, 421 doctors were posted in the rural areas and 1221 in urban areas.The State Government in August 2015 proposed to achieve doctor-patient ratio of 1: 1000.

As per census 2011, the State has population of 2.55 crore and six medical colleges ( five Government and one private) with intake capacity of 700 students and doctor patient ratio of 1:17,000 against the national average of  1:1700 and world average of 1.5: 1000. 

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