Access to Amenities

Indicator: % population living within a 10-minute walk of green public open space

Green public open space is understood to be open to the public, have at least some planting, and be usable space for physical activity such as walking, sports or other recreation. There is no minimum area. While there are many types of amenities that are important, we selected public open space to measure access to amenities in general because it is consistent with Vizag’s aspiration to support healthy lifestyles.

The GIS will be used to calculate the population living within a 10-minute walk of each existing public open space. A 0.8 km radius circle will be drawn around the centroid of each approximate the represent the appropriate distance. The population within each circle will be estimated based on average population densities for different types of urban fabric in Vizag.

Indicator: Average time to treatment (days)

This indicator measures the average time in days between when a resident requests medical care and when he/she receives it. It is an aggregate indicator that takes into account how fast an appointment can be made (which is impacted by communications technology such as hospital applications for making appointments) and the elapsed time between making the appointment and seeing the doctor (which is impacted by the overall supply of healthcare services in relation to demand). The advent of telemedicine, which is supported by the broadband system installed by Cisco, is anticipated to shorten time to treatment periods.

The calculation of the indicator can be based on data from the healthcare industry and/or from customer surveys. The future targets should be progressively shorter periods, achieving in 2030 a minimum average wait of 5 workdays.

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