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Analyzing distribution of hospitals through GIS and GPS is a significant measure in health care facility because every category of population should get access to the hospital facility optimally. Spatial analysis of health care facilities using GIS is analysed in this chapter. Health care service in Varanasi district go from bad to worse, all it shortage of man power, especially of doctors, or negligence in providing health services, many government hospitals, primary health centres (PHCs), community health centres (CHCs) seem to be witnessing health care delivery services at their worst in the region. Buffer (Proximity) analysis is used widely for many situations – e.g. to understand the association between transportation facilities in the study area to existing health care facilities. Buffer technique also play a vital role in the health GIS application through which we can easily calculate the number of persons live within a 10 km. radius from a particular primary health centre’s (PHCs) or community health centres (CHCs) or from the other governmental hospitals etc. of the district. By applying the proximity analysis of health centres, it is found that maximum rural population are totally depended on the existing government health centres. Shortest route estimation through network analysis is used for identifying the most efficient routes or paths for allocation of services.
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- Analysis of Health Care Facility Using GIS and GPS
Praveen Kumar Rai
Mahendra Singh Nathawat
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