NHP released by Central Bureau of Health Intelligence

Q.  Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J. P. Nadda released the NHP/National Health Profile on 22nd September 2015. Which of the following statements are correct about NHP?
- Published on 24 Sep 15

a. e-Book/digital version of NHP was released for the first time.
b. This is NHP’s 11th edition
c. NHP 2015 incorporates data from ESIC and Railways for the first time
d. All of the above

ANSWER: All of the above
The National Health Profile/NHP prepared by Central Bureau of Health Intelligence was released on 22nd September 2015. It covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with detailed information on health infrastructure and human resources in health. NHP estimates there is one hospital bed for every 1833 people and the ratio of 1:11000 for the number of government doctors to patients, with Bihar and Maharashtra attaining the worst rations. India currently has 9.4 lakh allopathic doctors, 1.54 lakh dental surgeons and 7.37 lakh AYUSH doctors. Its 400 medical colleges admit an estimated 47000 students annually. NHP was launched in 2005. It seeks to understand data for health indicators of the nation and studied data under following 6 categories-demographic, socio-economic, health finance and health status indicators, comprehensive information on health infrastructure and human resources in health in India.

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