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Health System and Policy Analysis: Why There Is a Need for a Paradigm Shift in Our Approach to Improve Health Status of Brick-Kiln Migrant Workers in India?

Version 1 : Received: 7 June 2022 / Approved: 8 June 2022 / Online: 8 June 2022 (08:54:52 CEST)

How to cite: Kajal, F. Health System and Policy Analysis: Why There Is a Need for a Paradigm Shift in Our Approach to Improve Health Status of Brick-Kiln Migrant Workers in India?. Preprints 2022, 2022060119 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202206.0119.v1). Kajal, F. Health System and Policy Analysis: Why There Is a Need for a Paradigm Shift in Our Approach to Improve Health Status of Brick-Kiln Migrant Workers in India?. Preprints 2022, 2022060119 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202206.0119.v1).

Abstract

Urbanization is a global phenomenon and as the economies are shifting from rural based subsistence to services based, the net flow of migration is inevitable. Unfortunately, In India, migration is very poorly understood. India is next to China in production of bricks, accounting for nearly 13% of global annual bricks’ production. The condition of brick-kiln workers is pitiable, especially due to poor care available. They are exposed to health hazards such as various communicable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and occupational health hazards. The diseases such as respiratory problems, allergies, gastrointestinal ailments and malnutrition are frequent in these populations. This paper reflects upon various policies that exist for the welfare of unorganised sector but do these workers qualify for these benefits? This paper provides empirical basis for paradigm shift for policy formulation to provide safety nets for migrant population and have better urban planning for future.

Keywords

health policy; unorganised sector; brick-kiln workers; migrant; migration

Subject

LIFE SCIENCES, Other

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