Macro/Finance Group, NIPFP

Health and Disaster Risk Management in India

Health and Disaster Risk Management in India, Supriya Krishnan and Ila Patnaik. Chapter 11 in Public Health and Disasters - Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management in Asia, edited by Emily Ying Yang Chan and Rajib Shaw, Springer Singapore, Pages 155-184, February 2020.

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, the chapter 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 is impacting decision-making for the health sector. It reflects upon 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.