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NEWS IMPULSE – HEALTH IN INDIA REPORT| 29 SEPTEMBER

<p style=”margin-bottom: 13px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>SOURCE &ndash; INDIAN EXPRESS</span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom: 13px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>GS PAPER &ndash; 2</span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

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<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>CONTEXT -</span></span></span></span></b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”> The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the report of a survey titled &lsquo;Health in India&rsquo;, whose main objective was to gather basic quantitative information on India&rsquo;s health sector.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>KEY FACTS &ndash;</span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

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<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>The report details aspects of the role played by government and private sector facilities, and also contains health information for separate religious communities, including estimates of their susceptibility to ailments.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>The report have highlighted on the health of religious communities across country.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>The Zoroastrian community remains the most susceptible to ailments, the report says.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>&nbsp;Results from the National Sample Survey (NSS)&rsquo;s 75th Round released in July show that 31.1 per cent of Zoroastrians reported that they were suffering from an ailment at the time the survey was conducted.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>The report highlights that around 7.5% of Indians suffered from ailments.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>&nbsp;6.8% suffered from ailments in the rural area while in Urban area, the numbers were high at 9.1%.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>The percentage of sick people other communities are</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span>
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<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>Jains: 11.2%</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>Sikhs: 11%</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>Christians: 10.5%</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>Muslims: 8.1%</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>Buddhists: 8%</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>Hindus: 7.2%</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>Report states that, women were more susceptible to suffering than men.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>Around 6.1% of males were suffering from ailments in rural area while percentage of women in rural area was 7.6%. On the other hand, &nbsp;In urban areas, 8.2% of males and 10% of females were sick of ailments.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>Thus, number of females suffered from ailments were high as compared to male in both the urban and rural area.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>The survey defines ailment as a deviation faced by the person in his or her physical well being</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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