The State of Healthcare Facilities in the Field of Cardiovascular Diseases: Reflections from a Public Cardiac Hospital, Uttar Pradesh




Cardiovascular diseases, India, Public Healthcare Sector, Cardiac Hospitals and field observatio


Background: Literature suggest that majority of Indians belonging to lower socio-economic status (SES) are dependent on public health sector but still there is higher rate of deaths among them due to cardiac diseases. Objective: The aims of this paper are twofold: (i) To depict the ground realities of a public cardiac hospital, and (ii) To identify the key challenges for the effective policy implementation and control of CVD. Method: Using direct field based observation, experiences and field notes. Result and Conclusion: India’s public healthcare sector for cardiac patients suffers from problem of accessibility and affordability. Further, prevalence of prohibited practices makes things worse for the poor patients.


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Singh A. The State of Healthcare Facilities in the Field of Cardiovascular Diseases: Reflections from a Public Cardiac Hospital, Uttar Pradesh. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Feb. 26];32(1):151-3. Available from:



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