There is only 1 primary health centre per 28 villages of UP
4 Jun, 2015
As per data provided to an applicant who filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, Uttar Pradesh has merely 1 primary health centre per 28 villages which caters to the health need of an average of 44,597 persons of the rural areas.
UP is the most populous state of the country with a population of more than 20 crores (20,05,81,477) and has 97,942 villages where around 77.73% (15,59,11,982) of the population lives as per 2011 census. As per the information provided by Director (PHC/CHC), the rural UP has 3,496 PHCs (Primary Health Centres) and 773 CHCs (Community Health Centres) only.
RTI applicant Urvashi Sharma, has said that the health situation is certainly grim and has called for measures to improve the situation. Analysing the statistics, she has pointed out that there is only 1 PHC to address the health issues of 21,345 women; 7,189 children and 3,417 girls living in rural areas of the state.