3 min read.Updated: 31 May 2016, 04:39 AM ISTLivemint
The reasons for India's poor health are both resource-related and systemic
The Indian health story has trended upwards going by the standard indicators of health. Besides significantly increasing the longevity of its citizens and keeping a check on its population, since independence, India has managed to rid itself of some major illnesses—small pox in 1975, polio in 2014, and maternal and neonatal tetanus in 2015. However, with respect to meeting its potential health outcomes and relative performance, the country has faltered.