Health care systems in transition III. India, Part I. The Indian experience.

@article{Qadeer2000HealthCS,
  title={Health care systems in transition III. India, Part I. The Indian experience.},
  author={Imrana Qadeer},
  journal={Journal of public health medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          25-32
        }
}
  • I. Qadeer
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Journal of public health medicine
Indian society is distinguished by marked cultural pluralism and a relatively young population that in 1999 has grown to one billion. Its regional and economic diversity and complex social structure and extremes of poverty and wealth make planning a challenging task. Developing economic self-reliance tackling poverty and building a strong welfare state were major commitments of the newly independent India. After 1949 a conscious effort was made to invest in education and health services… 

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