Although the health care system in the state has improved remarkably over the years, communicable and nutrition related diseases continue to be a major problem mostly in tribal and backward as well as in the remote rural areas. By the end of year 2004 death toll due to non-communicable diseases especially water borne diseases has declined in the Odisha state. The common communicable diseases in the state are Diarrhoea, Dysentry, Jaundice, respiratory infection and measles where as the major non-communicable disease being malaria, steps have have been taken to bring adequate improvement in the health care system of the state especially in the rural and tribal areas and backward regions with objectives of providing adequate qualitative preventive and curative health care services; reduce material and infantmortality rate; ensuring health care services to all; providing affordable quality health care through allopathic, homeopathic and ayurvedic systems of medicine; ensuring greater access to primary health care by providing medical institutions as close to the people as possible or through mobile health units; and improving health care facilities in the KBK districts of the state.

 










 HEALTH INDICATORS

ODISHA STATE          

Birth Rate

26.5 (1997)

Death Rate

10.9 (1997)

Infant Mortality Rate

96 (1997)

Doctor Population Ratio

1:7440 (1998)

Bed Population Ratio

1:2637 (1998)

(Gen Population)                           

1:5000

(S.T. Population)                             

1:3000

Nurse Bed Ratio

1:6 (1998)

Population served per Medical institutions

1:21600 (1998)

Area Served per medical Institutions

1:92 Sq. Kms. (1998)

Nurse Doctor Ratio

1:2 (1998)

 

HEALTH STATUS OF THE STATE

Year

Name of Diseases

Type of Diseases

Cause of Diseases

No. of Death

1998

Acute diarrhoeal disease

NonCommunicable

Water Borne

0

1999

Cholera

NonCommunicable

Water Borne

208

2000

Cholera, Typhoid, Malaria

NonCommunicable

Water Borne

650

2001

Malaria

NonCommunicable

Water Borne

305

2002

Malaria

NonCommunicable

Water Borne

 

2003

Malaria

NonCommunicable

Water Borne

333

2004

Malaria

NonCommunicable

Water Borne

283

 

 

Government Ayurvedic & Homoeopathic Medical Institutions & Services in Odisha State

 

Year

Type of

Institution

Hospitals

Dispensaries

Doctors

Bed

Patient treated

(in lakh)

2004

Homoeopathic

4

533

494

125

79.9

Ayurvedic

5

607

611

203

63.1

Unani

-

9

8

-

0.93

2005

Homoeopathic

4

560

512

125

82.8

Ayurvedic

5

607

584

258

68.6

Unani

-

9

8

-

1.04

2006

Homoeopathic

4

560

494

125

79.2

Ayurvedic

5

619

584

258

74.5

Unani

-

9

9

-

1.07

2007

Homoeopathic

4

560

468

125

78.7

Ayurvedic

5

619

563

418

73.4

Unani

-

9

7

-

1.09

2008

Homoeopathic

4

590

488

125

75.71

Ayurvedic

5

619

558

418

72.35

Unani

-

9

6

-

1.13

2009

Homoeopathic

4

560

475

125

82.7

Ayurvedic

5

619

603

418

69.07

Unani

 

9

6

 

1

 Source- Economic Survey

 







For more information, please visit http://www.odisha.gov.in/health_portal/index.html

Source: DHS, Odisha and GIS