Child Rights – POSCO, Child Labour Laws, NAPC, etc.

National Health Profile exposes inability of agencies to stop foeticide


Mains Paper 3: Environment | Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: National Health Profile, National Family Health Survey

Mains level: Contnuing female foeticide in India and reasons behind it

Female foeticide continues

  1. The National Health Profile, 2018, exposes the gross inability of law enforcement agencies in India to crack down on female foeticide
  2. NHP 2018 highlights the under-reporting of foeticides (sex-selective and otherwise) in the country
  3. The National Family Health Survey 4 shows that the sex ratio of children born in the last five years before the survey (2010-11 to 2015-16) is just 919 girls per 1,000 births (the ideal ratio is 950)
  4. The abysmally low cases filed for foeticide expose the laxity of the law enforcement system

NHP 2018

  1. National Health Profile is the most comprehensive annual compilation of data on disease incidence, health infrastructure and health finance
  2. The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure and human resources in health
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