Awareness and Perception of Health Issues Among Rural Women
V. Selvam1, D. Ashok2, P. Pratheepkanth3

1Dr. V. Selvam, Professor, Department of Commerce, SSL, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. D. Ashok, Professor and Dean, VIT Business School, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (Tamil Nadu) India.
3Dr. P. Pratheepkanth, Senior Lecturer, Department of Accounting, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
Manuscript received on 04 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 17 February 2019 | Manuscript Published on 19 February 2019 | PP: 12-17 | Volume-7 Issue-5S January 2019 | Retrieval Number: ES2116017519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: According to a United Nations report on healthcare, about 75% of the healthcare infrastructure, including medical experts and doctors are concentrated in urban areas in India even through only 27% of the population lives in urban parts. India meets the global average in the number of doctors, but 74% of its doctors cater to a third of the urban population, or no more than 442 million people, according to a KPMG report released in 2017. The country is 81% short of doctors at rural community health centres and the private segment accounts for 63% of hospital beds, according to government health and family welfare statistics. Even though the government is putting in active efforts to enhance the current fitness care systems by opening primary health centres and helping the rural poor women and children via free medical amenities, qualitative and quantitative accessibility of primary healthcare services is very less in remove village areas. The reason budget in India estimates for health at an appreciable growth of more than 27%. From Rs.37,061.55crore in 2016-17, the budget estimate for 2017-18 has been increased to net Rs.47,352.51 crore. This will help to appear tertiary care, human resources for health and medical education and to support national health mission. For the rural population, health care necessities are different than the urban due to various social economic reasons. Rural population particularly women is mainly engaged in agriculture labour movement and they are many challenges like issues in agriculture, health issues, no appropriate primary education and less awareness on various government schemes and benefits. Based on the above various issues, the present study aims to find out the awareness and perception of health issues among women in rural area in Vellore district, Tamil Nadu in India. The findings of the study found that, the respondents have full awareness and perception about health issues and also they were aware of the various schemes and initiatives taken by the government to uplift the rural women and children to live healthy and better life in rural area.
Keywords: Awareness, Perception, Health Issues, Government Initiative and Development of Rural Women.
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