International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research

International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research


ISSN: 2456-0421

Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2016)

An analysis of public health conditions in Bapatla rural mandal of Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh

Author(s): Dr. Ericharla Raju
Abstract: In the present article an attempt is made to examine public health condition of the respondents in the Bapatla rural mandal of Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh. As per a World Health Organization (WHO 2002) Report, 80 per cent of the diseases are due to unhygienic conditions and unsafe drinking water. In present research found that majority 75.8 per cent of the respondent families are consuming milk and its products daily it is good health condition. Majority 64.2 per cent of the respondent families are consuming eggs weekly at once, which is very cheap to purchase and containing high percentage of minerals. Majority 41.7 per cent of the respondent’s families are taking treatment by RMP doctor, another 25.8 per cent are taking treatment through the private doctor. It indicates that are very much interested to consult local RMP doctor or private doctor and not very much interested to go to government hospitals even though treatment is available free of cost in the government hospitals. The average time taken to get water for a single trip is 17.74 minutes. It shows that lot of time is wasted in getting water to the family. In the present study shows that 57.7 per cent of the deliveries in the home, which is a serious matter to be considered. In the modern society, technological development were improved, transportation facilities has increased and there is every scope for a mother to have safe delivery in the hospital, but this proportion is only 30.6 per cent. So, there is every need to educate the women and create proper awareness to have deliveries in the hospital which are safe.
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