Health and Disaster Risk Management in India
Publication dateOct, 2018
DetailsNIPFP Working Paper No. 241
AuthorsSupriya Krishnan and Ila Patnaik
India has been rapidly urbanizing. Its state of health, well-being, and infrastructure capacity are in a period of transformation. Through the perspective of a rapidly urbanizing nation, this paper presents an overview of India’s health capacity in managing disaster risks. It looks at demographic, epidemiological and developmental transitions in India and how that impacts decision making for the health sector. It studies relevant experiences and the current status of healthcare provisioning to identify issues aiding and ailing the achievement of health outcomes in times of disasters and otherwise.
Keywords: disaster resilience, public heath, disaster risk reduction, hospital safety, developmental risk.