Health Status in Andaman Islands: Demand & Supply Analysis

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Dr. Anita Banerjee, Dr. Smeeta Kabadi, Ms. Laxmi Kanta


Importance of health in the present globalised scenario has emerged as one of the main drivers of economic growth as the outbreak of Health pandemic has literally battered the economies of the world. The objective of the present study is to examine  health status of people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands based on the secondary data analysis, the supply of health care facilities available in these islands have been taken as the supply  side factors and the health outcomes have been taken as the Demand side factors. An analysis of selected health indicators, namely CDR, CBR and IMR, indicates that health outcomes, have not been very positive over the years except CBR, which has shown decline. This study concludes that, the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar needs to improve its services in health care to have better health outcomes, particularly given the recent outbreak of pandemic, has exposed the inadequacy of health care facilities.

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