“Health is a state of complete mental, social and physical well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
It is said that “Health is Wealth”. The health is a fundamental human right and a global social goal. It is pertinent for the realization of basic human needs and for a better quality of life.
First, we have our physical health. This means being fit physically and in the absence of any kind of disease or illness. When you have good physical health, you will have a longer life span. One may maintain their physical health by having a balanced diet. Do not miss out on the essential nutrients; take each of them in appropriate quantities.
Secondly, you must exercise daily. It may be for ten minutes only but never miss it. It will help your body maintain physical fitness. Moreover, do not consume junk food all the time. Do not smoke or drink as it has serious harmful consequences. Lastly, try to take adequate sleep regularly instead of using your phone.
Next, we talk about our mental health. Mental health refers to the psychological and emotional well-being of a person. The mental health of a person impacts their feelings and way of handling situations. We must maintain our mental health by being positive and meditating.
Subsequently, social health and cognitive health are equally important for the overall well-being of a person. A person can maintain their social health when they effectively communicate well with others. Moreover, when a person us friendly and attends social gatherings, he will definitely have good social health. Similarly, our cognitive health refers to performing mental processes effectively. To do that well, one must always eat healthily and play brain games like Chess, puzzles and more to sharpen the brain.
There is this stigma that surrounds mental health. People do not take mental illnesses seriously. To be completely fit, one must also be mentally fit. When people completely discredit mental illnesses, it creates a negative impact. For instance, you never tell a person with cancer to get over it and that it’s all in their head in comparison to someone dealing with depression. Similarly, we should treat mental health the same as physical health.
Parents always take care of their children’s physical needs. They feed them with nutritious foods and always dress up their wounds immediately. However, they fail to notice the deteriorating mental health of their child. Mostly so, because they do not give it that much importance. It is due to a lack of awareness amongst people. Even amongst adults, you never know what a person is going through mentally.
Health is a causative factor that affects country’s aggregate level of economic growth. Since development is a consequence of good health, even the poorest developing countries should make it a priority to invest in the health sector. Unfortunately, health has been poorly invested in by countries with low human development, and the health sector still remains largely untapped and continues to suffer neglect. India’s rank in the Human Development Index Report 2018 (130 out of 189 countries) issued by the UNDP depicts the level of ignorance of the health sector in a country like India.
Henria Unique Education Centre’s community health thrust has been achieved especially through the ‘Community Health through Community Management Initiative’ funded by the State Government under the National Health Mission, through which we serve 5 districts and 13 million population in West Bengal. CHCMI has given an opportunity to deliver health services through our institutional approach, Child and Woman Friendly Communities, involving the Panchayat, Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and health service providers to map the needs of families and respond through community action, focusing on women and children to improve health and nutrition status during the first 1000 days of the child’s life and pregnancy.
Henria Unique Education Centre’s is always trying to established 100 beded charitable Hospital with Nursing College . The rural villagers of East Medinipur & West Medinipur will get support by the Charitable Hospital.
India is one of the fastest growing economies of the world. The very essential components of primary health care– promotion of food supply, proper nutrition, safe water and basic sanitation and provision for quality health information concerning the prevailing health problems – is largely ignored. Access to healthcare services, provision of essential medicines and scarcity of doctors are other bottlenecks in the primary health care scenario. India spends 1.4% of GDP on health, less than Nepal, Sri Lanka. Source: India Spend, January 2018. 70 percent of the overall household expenditure on health in the country is on medicines. Source: WHO An estimated 469 million people in India do not have regular access to essential medicines.
While 63% of primary health centers did not have an operation theatre and 29% lacked a labor room, community health centers were short of 81.5% specialists–surgeon, gynecologists and pediatricians. To drastically changes in the healthcare sector, HUEC has started their journey in this field for providing basic skill training particularly in the – A. Health & Hygiene , B. Work on health data , C. Critical illness , D. Front line Worker.