Advantages And Challenges Of Mizoram

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Mizoram is a small hilly state in the north eastern India. In 2011, The population of Mizoram was 11 lakh with a sex ratio of 976- higher than the all India level of 940. The density of population was 52 per sq.km. Around 50% of urban population is living in Aizwal City, the capital of Mizoram. It has one of the highest literacy rates in India at 91.33%. 94.5% of the population is Tribal with many sub tribes (NRHM,Mizoram). There are 22 towns and 701 inhabited villages in Mizoram. Basic statistics can be seen in Table 1. Being one of the most remote states of India, it faces some unique challenges as well as has some advantages. As per the Union Economic Survey 2014-15, only 6.25% of the population is above 60. The large young population,…show more content…
The scheme was introduced in April 2008 along with Reliance General Insurance Company (RGIC). The partnership was broken in 2011-12 due to delays and low confidence of people in RGIC and the program was taken over by the state. It aims to provide coverage for 150000 families or 750000 people out of a total population of 11 lakh. The premium is paid by the state and the families have to pay only an enrolment scheme of Rs.100-200 for coverage of Rs 1 lakh (MSCS, Mizofin). After the launch of RSBY, this scheme has been merged with…show more content…
It is difficult for people who cannot leave their daily work to give Sputum samples. Long walks on makeshift roads and sometimes boat trips are sometimes required by the patients to undergo treatment. Though the government has an insurance scheme, RSBY and MSCS, there are several specific issues which the schemes fail to address leading to their partial adoption or incomplete benefit to the user. The biggest problems that TB patients face are:- 1. Under-nutrition: A large number of cases could be eliminated if under-nutrition in 15-49 groups is eliminated (Eradicating TB in India). In Mizoram 31% of women are below 18.5kg/m2 (DLHS-4) 2. The absence of social support, enablers and incentives for treatment during the prolonged therapy which can last few months or years 3. Lack or very low support for travel or stay reimbursement during
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