Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 9
Economics
Solutions
1. Study Table 2.2 and answer the following questions.

Question:

Study Table 2.2 and answer the following questions.

1. What is the percentage increase in dispensaries from 1951 to 2020?

2. What is the percentage increase in doctors and nursing personnel from 1951 to 2020?

3. Do you think the increase in the number of doctors and nurses is adequate for India? If not, why?

4. What other facilities would you like to provide in a hospital?

5. Discuss about the hospital you have visited?

Answer:

1. Data of 1951 is not available in the given table

2. Data of 1951 is not available in the given table

3. No, the increase in the number of doctors and nurses is Inadequate because the ratio of both doctors and nursing personnel is still too low for India's population.

4. Other facilities we would like to provide in a hospital —

(i) Hospitals should be spotlessly clean and hygienic.

(ii) Emergency wards and ambulances should be there in all hospitals.

(iii) Doctors should be available 24 hours.

(iv) Chemist shops should be available inside the hospitals.

(v) Documentation for OPD as well as inpatients should be reduced to the minimum.

5. I have visited the Anand Hospital in our city

(i) It is a 200 bed multi specialist hospital and provides high class medical facilities.

(ii) It has state of the art operation theatres and a blood bank.

(iii) It has various machines to carry out different kinds of tests like ultrasound, MRI, etc.

(iv) It has a well equipped pathology lab.

(v) It has a number of specialists in different branches of medicine.

(vi) It caters to the needs of the entire city and also to the surrounding rural areas.

(vii) It is centrally air conditioned. It also has a medical store.

(viii)The only drawback is that being a private hospital the treatment for the patients is costly.

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