Abstract The State of West Bengal in India is at the crossroads in the field of health care delivery system. Nutrition, health and education are the three inputs accepted as significant for the development of human resources and the progress of the State of West Bengal in India during the last decade towards achieving these three inputs has been uneven. The main purpose of this article is to show the health facilities and challenges in West Bengal of India where the problem of providing effective health care services to the majority of its citizens has become an impossible task for the State of Government of West Bengal. Public Health expenditure under the State of West Bengal is so low that there has been hunger and starvation deaths in different districts of West Bengal. Different datas have been cited through different tables bringing into limelight of Infant Mortality Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate and the facilities of Government of Hospitals of the State of West Bengal. This article has made a focus on the urgency of strengthening the implementation of all the rural and urban health care program and improve infant and child feeding practices among women. It is a challenge for the State of West Bengal in India to meet Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
- ailing health status,
- west bengal,
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