Articles by Dr Aruna Bhattacharya

Dr Aruna Bhattacharya is Lead -Academics and Research School of Human Development, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS). She is a Medical Anthropologist and Public Health Specialist working in the domain of Health Systems Research for more than 23 years. She currently works and lives in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru has attracted people from all walks of life. In addition to long term inhabitants, it is a city for students, factory workers, small vendors, and sees a lot of migrant population. The Bangalore Urban district mostly comprises the Bangalore metropolitan area. In 2011, this district was 90% urban, and it may be assumed to be almost entirely urban in nature.  Understanding the healthcare needs of migrant workers Migration is a complex process with far reaching effects on individuals, societies, and health systems. The urban migrant population often experiences significant barriers to accessing health services, including limited availability of services,…

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