Role of the Government in Health - Worksheets

 CBSE Work Sheet 01

Role of the Government in Health

  1. To prevent and treat illness, we need

    1. ambulance services

    2. All of these

    3. health centres

    4. laboratories for testing

  2. Which organisation provides blood to an ill person
    1. Dispensary
    2. Hospital
    3. Medical store
    4. Blood Bank
  3. PBKMS work in which state
    1. West Bengal
    2. Tamil Nadu
    3. Kerala
    4. Andhra Pradesh
  4. WHO stands for
    1. Whole Health Organised
    2. World Health Organisation
    3. Working Healthy Organised
    4. Working Healthy Organisation
  5. ___ refers to the provision of health facilities from door to door by health workers in rural areas
    1. Transfer clinic
    2. Door clinic
    3. Moving clinic
    4. Mobile clinic
  6. Match the following:

    (a) Good health depends on (i) Rural areas
    (b) Main motive private health services is (ii)  Primary Health Centre
    (c) PHC stands for(iii) Profit earning
    (d) RMPs(iv) clean drinking water
  7. Fill in the blanks:

    The number of doctors with respect to the population is much ________ in rural areas.

  8. State true or false:

    Bihar gives a good example of healthcare.

  9. Why are women not taken to a doctor in a prompt manner?

  10. What is the full form of RMPs? Where are they found?

  11. Define health in a broader perspective.

  12. Improvement in water and sanitation can control many diseases. Explain with the help of examples.

  13. What major changes were made by the Kerala government in the state in 1996?

CBSE Work Sheet 01
Role of the Government in Health


  1. (b) All of these
    Explanation: All of these
  2. (d) Blood Bank
    Explanation: A blood bank is a place where blood which has been taken from blood donors is stored until it is needed for people in hospital
  3. (a) West Bengal
    Explanation: Paschim Banga Khet Mazdoor Samity (PBKMS) is an organisation of agricultural labourers in West Bengal. 
  4. (b) World Health Organisation
    Explanation: The World Health Organization(WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health
  5. (d) Mobile clinic
    Explanation: Mobile Clinic refers to the provision of health facilities from door to door by health workers in rural areas.
    In rural areas, a jeep is often used to serve as a mobile clinic for patients.
  6. (a) - (iv), (b) - (iii), (c) - (ii), (d) - (i)

  7. Less

  8. False

  9. It is because women's health concerns are considered to be less important than the health of men in the family.

  10. Registered Medical Practitioners. They are found in the rural areas.

  11. The common definition of health is the ability of a person to remain free of illness and injuries. But health is not only about disease. It is something more than that. Apart from disease, we need to think of other factors such as safe drinking water, clean surroundings, etc. because they affect our health in various ways. If people fail to get these basic amenities of life, they will fall ill. Being active and in good spirits are also essential part of health. We also need to be without mental stress, because we cannot be healthy for a long time if we are under mental strain.

  12. Both water and sanitation are parts of basic amenities. If water and sanitation are of poor quality, this will lead to poor health. Diseases like malaria, diarrhea, jaundice are water-borne diseases caused due to contaminated water and diseases like plague, fever, etc are caused due to unhygienic sanitary conditions. Thus, improvement in water and sanitation will surely control many diseases, thereby increasing the standard of living and good health.

  13. The Kerala government made some major changes in the state in 1996. It gave 40% of the entire state budget to panchayats so that they could plan and provide for their requirements. This made it possible for a village to make sure that proper planning was done for water, food, women's development and education. In this way water supply schemes were checked, the working of schools and anganwadis was ensured and specific problems of the village were taken up. Health centres were also improved. Inspite of all these efforts, some problems such as shortage of medicines, insufficient hospital beds, not enough doctors still exist and these are needed to be solved.