Health Care Facility Mapping with GIS in Majuli, India
Swapnali Saikia2, Barnali Gogoi2
1Dr. Swapnali Saikia*, Independent Researcher, C/O- Mr. Gonesh Ch. Saikia, Na, Ali, Jyoti Nagar, Jorhat District, Assam, India.
2Dr. Barnali Gogoi, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam, India.
Manuscript received on November 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 5250-5253 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: B7478129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B7478.129219
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Abstract: This paper concerns the availability of healthcare facilities including primary health centers (PHC), sub-centers and community health centers in the Majuli region, Jorhat district of Assam, India. Majuli Consist of two development blocks i.e. Ujoni Majuli and Majuli blocks. The paper is based on secondary data and analyses are done in GIS environment. It is identified that primary health care centers are not equally distributed in Majuli development block but instead of PHC there are lots of sub-centers and community health centers are available in the study area. Again availability of sub-centers is found satisfactory in both of these blocks. The number of community health centers is very low in the whole region of Majuli. The result also shows served areas of primary health center in Ujoni Majuli block (77.13%) is much higher than the Majuli Development block (43.70%), again for sub-center and community health center, it is found satisfactory than the PHC service area in both of the blocks.
Keywords: Healthcare facilities, Availability, Majuli, Ujoni Majuli
Scope of the Article: Healthcare Informatics