care in India is so bad literally millions of people die each year.
The government of India spends only 7% of their budget
on health care that is not nearly enough. The caste system is
unfair to millions of people. Without the government spending millions
more things will get worse there.
are 1.2 billion people in India. 55% are poor. On average people make
about $550 a year there. 40% of the population cannot read or write.
government of India is supposed to pay for health care for all its
people but in reality only the highest castes get health care.
are 4 castes in India and another group so low in India they are not
even in a caste they are untouchables.
caste you are born in decides your life path. The highest Brahmins can
easily go to college and be whatever they want. The Shudras are a
lower caste and they can be waiters or work in shops. The lowest caste
isnít even a caste at all they are called the untochables.
untouchables cant have normal jobs. They cant work in stores or
restaurants, they cant
even touch food items meant for higher castes. Some are forced to wear
bells on their feet so higher castes can hear them coming. They cant
advance in life at all no matter how smart they are or how hard they
have no heath care at all
IN HEALTH CARE
care in Indian cities is better than rural areas. Most people do not
have clean drinking water this causes many of the diseases people
have. 70 million Indians have hookworm it causes mentally retardation.
Half of all the cases of leprosy in the world are in India. So many
people live together that disease spreads fast. The biggest problem is
lack of clean water.
has free national healthcare for all its people. This just is not
true, many people in India will go their whole lives and never see a
doctor. A huge problem is the people that are supposed to give health
care doctors and nurses often do not treat people without bribes.
So again only the rich can
afford to bribe them. The government says 7% of the budget goes to
healthcare but insiders believe it is closer to 3%. Not nearly enough.
children of India are hurt the most. 28% are born underweight, by the
age of five 48% are
underweight. 8% of all children have malaria.
are not enough doctors in India. There is one doctor for every 1700
people. In the US there is
one doctor for every 400 people. In rural areas people can call
themselves doctors with only one year of training.
IN RURAL AREAS
many parts of India there is no sanitation at all. Millions do not
have toilets. Mice and Rats have taken over many villages spreading
disease. Electricity does not run all the time and the housing is very
unsafe. All of these things together add up to a crisis.
people can buy health insurance in India. Many doctors do not work for
the government because they do not pay enough so they only take
insurance. Poor people and untouchables have no money to buy
water is the biggest problem. Toilet water in the US is what the
average Indian drinks everyday as drinking water. Over half the people
of India drink the same water they wash clothes in.
die from malaria each year. Malaria is easy to treat in the US it is
unheard of to die this way.
water causes almost all of the disease in India.
areas of India get 90% of the health care money. Poor areas get little
or none. Untouchables get nothing. Untouchables make up 15% of the
population of India or 138 million people. Rich people can afford to
buy health insurance too. So not only do they get free healthcare in
the top castes but they also buy extra insurance and get even more.
While the lowest castes get nothing.
million people die every year in India from lack of health care
spreads so fast entire communities can be wiped out from a simple
caste system is totally unfair to people.
people need basic health care and the government needs to do more and
spend lots more to insure that every Indian citizen is treated fairly
in the health care system.
I would like the opportunity to travel to India
to plead the case to the government of India. I believe with diplomacy
and foreign pressure we can help save millions of people.
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