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The Health and Family Welfare Department Government of Arunachal Pradesh, is making constant and concerted effort to formulate and execute schemes to ensure adequate health care services to the people in line with the National Health Policy. While implementing these schemes, steps are being taken to make improvements in the health care system in the State to cater to the health needs of the people in the rural areas, particularly in the tribal and backward regions of the State.
"Arunachal Pradesh” - the sentinel of the north east, is the largest state in the region with a total land mass of 83743 sq. kms. That is surrounded by international borders of Bhutan on the West (160 kms), China (Tibet) on the North (1030 kms) and Myanmar on the East (440 kms). The State also shares inter-state boundaries with Assam (619kms) in the South and Nagaland (59kms) in the East.
Topographically, the State is situated at a high and mountainous region dominated by inhospitable terrains and underdeveloped road communication. Most of the villages are sparsely populated and inaccessible. Trekking on foot for several days at a stretch is often the only recourse to reaching the remote and distant villages. The state also has five major rivers with many turbulent tributaries which becomes havoc during the monsoon.
The State has administratively 18 districts, 60 Elected Members of Legislative Assembly, 136 Zilla Parishad Members, 1639 Anchal Samiti Members, 6485 Gram Panchayat members and 37 Municipal Councillor.
The people of the state originally hail from various ethnic groups (mostly of the Mongoloid race). There are 26 major and 101 minor tribes, having 26 major local dialects, thereby reflecting the rich cultural unity and diversity among tribes and kinsmen. These ethnic tribes, comprising 70% of the total population can be divided into three cultural groups on the basis of their socio-politico-religious affinities. The rest 30% comprise people coming from outside the state having different ethnic, linguistic and cultural entities from the indigenous people. Of the total 80% of the population of this enchanting frontier state lives in rural, remote and far-flung areas.
Agriculture is the mainstay of the people of this state and only a marginal segment of the total population is engaged in employment both in public and private sector undertakings. The growth and pace of investment and development is yet to trickle down and the state can boast of only 266 small scale industries, with no sign of medium and heavy industries. Of the total population, 33.3% live under the category of BPL (Below poverty line) and as per 2005 census, 62462 persons are enrolled as ‘unemployed' our of which 40% are females.
16 NGOs are functioning in Arunachal Pradesh which is involved in providing health services. Aanganwadi workers are working at the peripheral level. These workers coordinate with the local health workers for service delivery like immunization, Blood slide collection & treatment of fever cases. Community based volunteers have also been engaged for providing treatment of fever cases. Currently 574 Fever Treatment Depots are functioning in the state including volunteers like ASHA .There are 534 Drug Distribution centers also.
The private health care providers have a presence in the state particularly in the urban areas & few in rural areas eg. Karuna Trust, VHAIAP etc. of the state. A fruitful partnership with the private sector has to be worked out to have real benefit to the community as being done under the Public Private Partnership.
Burden of Vector Borne Diseases: Vector Borne Diseases viz. Malaria is the major public health problem in the state which accounts for a major portion of the morbidity. Mortality due to malaria is reported in the state every year. During 2006 there was 196 death cases reported in the state and 36 death cases in 2007.
Geographical conditions: Inhospitable terrain, low population density, and lack of trained technical personnel make rendering of health services in Arunachal Pradesh rather difficult. And the peculiar geo-ecological conditions in State which consists of diverse topographic features, climatic conditions are main favorable factors for different vector born diseases.
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