NCERT Class 7 Civics: Chapter 2, Question Exercise Q.1
In this chapter you have read that health is a wider concept than illness. Look at this quote from the Constitution and explain the terms ‘living standard’ and ‘public health’ in your own words.
An important part of the Constitution says it is the “duty of the State to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of living and to improve public health.”
(i) It means the condition in which people are living.
(ii) The facilities provided by the government in order to raise the standard living of people are measured in terms of comforts, wealth, goods or services.
(iii) Higher the standard of living of people higher the economy and vice versa. Thus it also reflects the economic condition for a country.
(i) It means the general level of public health.
(ii) The Government provides free basic health facilities and low cost hospitals and medicines to their people.
(iii) It ensures that every person has right to get health facilities.