Prevention in Healthcare is very important, and is often ignored.
‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.‘ The proverb says it all. If certain precautions are taken, we can prevent the occurrence of many diseases. Many people are unaware of this and suffer needlessly. Especially in India, the population has been plagued by new diseases each and every day. These diseases are mostly chronic and cannot be completely cured. What’s the solution? The only solution to this is to prevent them. The focus in the healthcare scenario must be more on “Preventive Healthcare” rather than “Curative Healthcare”.
So that you understand better, let’s have a look at few facts about the healthcare scenario in India.
Did you know? Each day in India, in the span of a minute, one person dies of cancer, two people die of diabetes and four people die of heart attack! Isn’t that frightening?
How can you prevent this?
These deadly diseases can be prevented only if they are detected at an early stage. Even Cancer can be cured if the patient is diagnosed at an early stage. This proves how important preventive healthcare is.
What are the steps of preventive healthcare?
(1) Work on increasing the awareness about diseases and how they can be prevented; especially in the rural areas in India.
(2) Increase in disposable income, so that people can take necessary steps in their healthcare and improve their lifestyle.
(3) Creating a healthy ecosystem, that will allow people to make some necessary health and lifestyle changes.
But these steps can be complex and might include a lot of challenges. But these challenges are definitely worth it!
Preventive healthcare can be possible only when people are educated at a young age. At Carengrow, we work on achieving this. We work on changing the behavior of school children and aware them about the importance of preventive healthcare. We work on making India healthier.