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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: Aug | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 358-363

Spatial Pattern of Health and Health Care Facilities in District Anantnag of South Kashmir (J&K, India) -A Geo Medical Analysis

Sheraz A. Lone1, Manzoor A. wani1, Bashir A. Lone1,  Ishtiaq A. Mayer2

1Research Scholar,  2Professor, Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Kashmir, Srinagar

Corresponding Author: Sheraz A. Lone


The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the spatial pattern of health and health care facilities in district Anantnag. The study was carried out across five altitudinal zones among different medical blocks in GIS environment. Both primary and secondary data was employed. Distribution and intensity was shown by using Kendal’s ranking coefficient method. The results of the study show greater variation in the distribution of health care amenities and intensity of diseases across different altitudinal zones. The impact of this regional disparity was reflected in the intensity of diseases which were found corresponding with the availability of health care facilities. Change in the scenario can be brought by snuff out the regional disparities in the study area.

Key words: health, health care, altitude, intensity, disparity

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