About 75% of health infrastructure, medical man power and other health resources are concentrated in urban areas where 27% of the population live

Large masses of the Indian poor continue to fight a hopeless and constantly losing battle for survival and health even after more than sixty years after India’s independence. The war begins even before birth, as malnourishment of the mother reduces life chances, while the fetus is still in the womb. Only the most sturdy survive subsequent onslaughts of unsafe and unhygienic birth practices, unclean water, poor nutrition, sub–human habitats and degraded and unsanitary environments. With little or no access to health care, the grim battle continues into adulthood, until precarious survival once again spawns a fresh cycle of birth and struggle.

Not that nothing has been achieved in these years... the achievements appear significant, yet it must be stressed that survival rates in India are comparable even today only to the poorest nations of sub–saharan africa. Of 25 million children born in India every year, nearly 2 million die before reaching the age of one, and most of these deaths are avoidable. Many are disabled or blinded by polio, vitamin a deficiency and malnutrition. It has been found that factors such as poverty, over–crowding and malnutrition contribute significantly to easy spread of a lot of diseases which can otherwise be prevented . Similarly, it is a malnourished child who is much more likely to succumb to measles, and it is a rural child without access to clean potable water who is more likely to die of diarrhea.

Waterborne and water related diseases like diarrhea, typhoid, cholera and infectious hepatitis account for 80 percent of India’s health problems, and every fourth person dying of such diseases is an Indian. Every third person in the world suffering from leprosy is an Indian. The menacing resurgence of epidemics, in which state authorities watch helplessly as hundreds, even thousands die of medically preventable and curable diseases, reflects the extent of degradation of our public health services.Much more fundamentally, these deaths are caused by poverty, and its associated deprivations of sanitation, drinking water, nutrition, health education, health services and so on.

So, we as CCT (Chakra Charitable Trust),deeply and strongly believe in supporting and contributing to all the organizations that work towards improving rural lives and working towards a ‘Healthy Nation”. while we plan our own infrastructure and people in place to target these issues directly.