The District Hospital and PHC

The District Hospital and PHC

RuDASA and RHAP ares convinced that the Primary Health Care approach should be the foundational principle on which our national healthcare service is built. We are, however, concerned that the documents pertaining the re-engineering of PHC, have not recognised the important role that a well functioning district hospital (DH) could (and in fact should) play within District Health System (DHS) in rural areas to facilitate and strengthen the delivery of good quality, equitable, accessible and comprehensive primary care services, thereby improving the health of all in a district.  We argue that unless the management structure in districts is reorganized and rural district hospitals are strengthened as part of the process of re-engineering PHC, the goals of improving primary care will not be successfully realized. Read our position paper on the District Hospital and Primary Health Care: The District Hospital and Primary Health Care-RuDASA_RHAP_May 2013