The Karnataka Health Vision report has emphasised the need for the government to roll out new district health programmes.
Story so far: The report stated that most of the policies and action plan flow from top to bottom, limiting the involvement of a district team in planning health and welfare activities. If local people are not involved, the impact of local implementation will decrease.
- The former director of NIMHANS stated that it is possible and better to develop district programmes if the local population is involved.
- With the help of local data, district programmes can be administered, improving the overall health of the beneficiaries.
Recommendations: The report also highlighted that with good district management, even taluka areas would benefit from the programmes. It suggested that investment can be made in selective areas by the state as each district has a wide network of healthcare facilities, hospitals, medical colleges and healthcare providers.