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The study explains about the “Social Capital Performance of Primary Health Centres”. Social capital through a different disciplinary lens the common thread relates to the importance of positive social networks of different types, shapes and sizes in bringing about social, economic and health development among different groups, hierarchies and societies. The Districts are well developed in terms of literacy, percapita income and availability of basic facilities including health care centres and medical care institutions. Kanyakumari district has better socio-economic and health indicators in comparison with other Districts. In the district, there are 36 PHCs and 267 Health Sub Centres, the PHCs in the rural areas and 112 in the urban areas. There are 321 doctors and 512 nurses under the modern medicine and 56 doctors and 24 nurses under the Indian medicine in 2017-18. However, in health indicators such as IMR, MMR, LEB, CBR and CDR, Districts have a good record. The birth rate is 12.62, the death rate is 6.1 and infant mortality rate is 8.95 per cent in Kanyakumari District. The present study is carried out with the aim of finding solutions to the problems faced by the people of Kanyakumari Districts.

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