Healthcare in Rural Areas

Health care in rural areas differs from other places in terms of availability and affordability. The doctors in rural areas, especially the surgeons, have to work out safe and cost-effective ways of treating patients, and at the same time, maintaining high quality of care. Unlike in the urban areas, repeated visits and staying at the hospital might not be a problem for rural patients. Sometimes the additional expenses of ten times might result only in five percent benefit, and it might not be worth the effort to spend more to go the cities. Hence, these articles about patient care in rural areas are a result of about three decades of practice in rural and remote areas. SEESHA has been sponsoring studies for better practice and development of low-cost equipment for rural areas.