Hitting the road to alleviate India's rural doctor shortage

Alcoba, Natalie
May 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/12/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 10, pE34
Academic Journal
The article reports on the importance of the new mobile health program developed by the government for the people in Southern India. The scheme is the response of the government to the growing number of people who are not treated everyday especially in the village of Andhra Pradesh due to the shortage of doctors and nurses. The mobile facility is equipped of few medical tools and over-the-counter drugs. The doctors and nurses are also encouraged to follow the doctor-patient ratio suggested by the World Health Organization (WHO).


Related Articles

  • Want to Become a Medical Professional?  // India -- West;8/15/2014, Vol. 39 Issue 39, pB34 

    No abstract available.

  • BASIC SURGERY TRAINING TO SAVE LIVES AND PREVENT DISABILITY.  // Indian Journal of Medical Sciences;Nov2007, Vol. 61 Issue 11, p631 

    The article reports on the move of the World Health Organization (WHO) to expand its program to train health care staff in low- and middle-income countries. The training involves essential emergency, basic surgery and skills in anesthesia. The program, existing in 22 countries, will deal with...

  • NURSES IN MOTION. Maietta, Lenny; Hatch, Frank // New Mexico Nurse;Jan-Mar2007, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p6 

    The article reports on the increase in the number of nurses with physical injuries and debilitating conditions in the United States. They are related to physical exertion while moving patients and heavy objects. It is important to prevent injuries from lifting and carrying. Health facilities can...

  • THE WHO MODULES IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH: TRAINING FOR PREVENTION. Forst, Linda; Nickels, Leslie; Conroy, Lorraine // Public Health Reports;Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 124 Issue 1, p169 

    The article focuses on the World Health Organization's Programme in Occupational Health which is devised to enhance more the skills and knowledge of physicians, nurses, health ministers, and work advocates in terms of occupational health services. It also evaluates the efficacy of the program,...

  • A study on the acceptance and practice of focused antenatal care by healthcare providers in The South-West Zone of Nigeria. Amosu, Ademola M.; Degun, Adenike M.; Thomas, Adebo M.; Olanrewaju, Motunrayo F.; Babalola, Abraham O.; Omeonu, Precious E.; Ola, Omolayo O.; Oyerinde, Oyewole O.; Nwogwugwu, Susan // Archives of Applied Science Research;2011, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p75 

    This is a study on the acceptance and practices of focused antenatal care by healthcare providers in five public hospitals the south-west zone of Nigeria. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive and integrated system of reproductive health care that offers an integrated set of services and within...

  • Changing continent. Davis, Carol // Nursing Standard;1/18/2006, Vol. 20 Issue 19, p20 

    The need for better health care in South America is mirrored by the need for more, and better trained, nurses. Yet in many countries, nurses continue to have poor pay and conditions, as well as low status. ▶Average monthly salaries in South America are in the range of £225 to £281....

  • Call a halt to failed health policies. Meehan, Fiona // Journal of Community Nursing;Jul2006, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p3 

    Comments on a report released by the World Health Organization stating a global shortage of health workers. Importance of nurturing home grown nurses; Reason for the National Health Service (NHS) deficit; Explanation on why ministers should stop meddling with the NHS.

  • Proyecciôn de la disponibilidad de profesionales de la salud en Chile al 2020.  // Cuadernos Médico Sociales;dic2010, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p307 

    No abstract available.

  • Global thinking. Fradd, Liz // Nursing Management - UK;Dec2006, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p20 

    The article discusses current and future healthcare workforce challenges in 2006. The World Health Organization identifies 57 countries with critical workforce shortages, which collectively account for a global deficit of 2.4 million doctors, nurses and midwives. The chasm between the level of...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics