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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 224-227

Evaluation of governmental oral health-care infrastructure in the state of Haryana

1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Swami Devi Dyal Dental College, Barwala, Haryana, India
3 Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Rayat and Bahra Dental College and Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
4 Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Sukhmani Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, Punjab, India

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Dr. Ramandeep Singh Gambhir
Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Rayat and Bahra Dental College and Hospital, Mohali - 140 601, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.189030

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Health system should be organized to meet the needs of entire population of the nation. Oral diseases are the most common of the chronic diseases, but there are few efficient dental care systems to cope with these problems. The present cross-sectional study was conducted among 135 dental care units of various primary health centers, community health centers, and general hospitals existing in the state to evaluate the government oral health-care infrastructure in Haryana. Data regarding provision of water and electricity supply, dental workforce and their qualification, number and type of instruments in the dental operatory unit, etc., were collected on a structured format. There is a shortfall in infrastructure and significant problem with the adequacy of working facilities. This can prove to be a big hurdle in the provision of adequate oral health care to people with greatest health-care needs. A great deal of effort is required to harmonize the oral health-care delivery system.

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