Health in India Report 2020

Published on September 29, 2020
Current Context: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation released the ‘Health in India Report 2020’. 
Health in India Report 2020
  • The report describes data related to the health sector of the country. 
  • To draft this report, the information was provided by NSS Schedule 25.0 (Household Consumption: Health). 
  • The report is framed on the basis of survey which was conducted from around 1.13 households which covered around 5.55 lakh people. 
  • As per the report, nearly 7.5% of Indians are suffering from disease. 
  • In rural area, 6.8% are suffering from an ailment, and in urban area, 9.1% are suffering from an ailment. 
  • The report also describes the heath sector on the basis of religious community across country. 
  • As per the data from report, the Zoroastrian community are most susceptible to ailments. As per the analysis, 31.1% of Zoroastrian, are suffering from ailments.
  • The data for other religious community is: Jains (11.2%), Sikhs (11%), Christians (10.5%), Muslims (8.1%), Buddhists (8%) and Hindus (7.2%).
  • As per the gender classification of health, females are more susceptible to suffering from ailments than men.
  • In rural areas, 6.1% male and 7.6% females are suffering from ailments.
  • In urban areas, 8.2% male and 10% females are suffering from ailments. 
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister of state of Statistics and Programme Implementation (IC): Rao Inderjit Singh

Question: 

Q.1 Which among the following released the ‘Health in India Report 2020’?
a. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
b. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
c. WHO
d. AIIMS

Q.2 As per the ‘Health in India Report 2020’, nearly ____% of Indians are suffering from a disease? 
a. 10%
b. 8.5%
c. 11% 
d. 7.5%

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