International Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
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International Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol.1, No.3, Aug. 2015, Pub. Date: Jun. 24, 2015
Spatial Pattern of Health Care Facilities in District Leh, Ladakh
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[01] Nowsheena Mushtaq, Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India.
[02] Basharat Mushtaq, Department of Environmental Science, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India.
[03] Gulam M. Rather, Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India.
The main aim of the paper is to examine and explain the spatial pattern of distribution of health facilities in Leh district and its different blocks. Data were sourced from the chief medical officer office Leh. The study showed a progressive trend of development of healthcare facilities from 2002 to 2011 in blocks as well as in main town Leh. Among the various health care service PHCs, family welfare centres and medical aid centres were found dominant in all blocks. The ratio of doctors were found very less as compared to compounders in all health centres of all blocks of Leh. In case of treatment major percentage were carried out in outdoors at district as well as block sub district health centres. While major operation facility was done in district hospital Leh (98%) and rest 2 % were operated in sub-district hospital Nubra block. The study concludes that the most striking feature of the distribution of health care facilities in the Leh is the marked concentration of state sector hospitals and key healthcare personnel in the main town Leh. More incentives must be created to enable health-care personnel to work in the rural and remote areas and to enable more private healthcare facilities locate in these areas for more efficient health services to the rural population.
Health, Medical Institutes, Treatment, Blocks, Leh
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