77% citizens have faith in healthcare infrastructure of India: MOTN survey

77% citizens have faith in healthcare infrastructure of India: MOTN survey

More than three-fourths of Indian citizens trust the healthcare infrastructure of the country. Of the 12,021 respondents surveyed in the August 2020 round of India Today Mood of the Nation Survey, the response from the eastern and western parts of the country was more positive.

77 percent of the people surveyed said they do have faith in the healthcare infrastructure of the country in times like these. However, 18 percent of the respondents said they don’t trust the healthcare system of India.

The massive surge in Covid-19 infections in India has brought the country’s healthcare system to the brink of collapse.

A huge shortfall of hospital beds emerged as the Covid-19 pandemic raged as cities like Delhi and Mumbai racing to set up temporary facilities in places like wedding halls. Train coaches were also converted into COVID care centers in Delhi. In Mumbai, temporary COVID facilities were set up in a stadium and planetarium.

The Mood of the Nation (MOTN) poll was conducted by the Delhi-based market research agency between July 15, 2020, and July 27, 2020. This poll has traditionally been conducted using the faceto-face interviewing method. However, in this edition of the survey, due to the unprecedented situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic, all interviews were conducted telephonically using a standard structured questionnaire, which was translated into regional languages.

 A total of 12,021 interviews were conducted 67 percent in rural and 33 percent in urban areas spread across 97 parliamentary constituencies and 194 assembly constituencies in 19 states Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. In each of the assembly constituencies, a fixed number of interviews were done.