Health in India Report Released

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has released the “Health in India” report. The main objective of the report was to gather quantitative data on India’s health sector. The report have highlighted on the health of religious communities across country.


The report has been prepared on the basis of information provided by the NSS Schedule 25.0 (Household Consumption: Health). The data was collected through a sample survey of around 1.13 households that include 5.55 lakh people.

Findings of the Report

  • The report highlights that around 7.5% of Indians suffered from ailments.
  •  6.8% suffered from ailments in the rural area while in Urban area, the numbers were high at 9.1%.
  • Report says, the Zoroastrians were the most susceptible to ailments. Around 31.1% of Zoroastrians were suffered from ailments as of July 2020 as per a report.
  • The percentage of sick people other communities are
    1. Jains: 11.2%
    2. Sikhs: 11%
    3. Christians: 10.5%
    4. Muslims: 8.1%
    5. Buddhists: 8%
    6. Hindus: 7.2%
  • Report states that, women were more susceptible to suffering than men.
  • Around 6.1% of males were suffering from ailments in rural area while percentage of women in rural area was 7.6%. On the other hand,  In urban areas, 8.2% of males and 10% of females were sick of ailments.
  • Thus, number of females suffered from ailments were high as compared to male in both the urban and rural area.
  • The survey defines ailment as a deviation faced by the person in his or her physical well being.

Relation between Health and Religion

The relation between health and religion is highly important in the manner that many religious practices helps to reduce the impacts of some of the diseases. The religious practices works as a guard against blood pressure. These practices also helps to strengthen the immune system.