Health Sector Planning

  • Human resource is the most important resource of a country
  • Health of the people plays an important role in development of the country
  • Hence focus should be on developing the health system in the country
  • The health sector is considered to have the following sub sectors
    • Water supply and sanitation
    • Control of communicable diseases
    • Medical care facilities like hospitals and primary health centers
    • Medical education, training and research
    • Public health services
    • Family planning
    • Indigenous systems of medicine
  • Importance has been given to each of these sub sectors in creating the five year plans in India
  • The weightage given to each differs according to the prevailing conditions
  • The plan made is implemented at different levels – central, state, district, block, village

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