Recently the U.S.- based Centrer for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) highlighted the issues faced by
the India Health Sector.
Key takeaways from the report:
In India, there is one government doctor for every 10,189 people (the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends a ration of 1:1,000), or there is a deficit of 6,00,000 doctors, and the nurse: patient ratio is 1:483, implying a shortage of two million nurses.
High out-of-pocket medical costs to the patient are compounded by limited government spending for health services.
In India, 65% of health expenditure is out-of-pocket, and such expenditures push some 57 million people into poverty each year.
The study also noted that lack of access to antibiotics kills more people than anitbiotic resistance.
Worlwide, the irrational use of antibiotics and poor antimicrobial stewardship lead to treatment failure.
About National Health Profile:
National Health Profile (NHP) is an annual publication of the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The first release of the annual publication was in 2005.
It covers all the major information on Demography, Socio-Economic Status, Disease Morbidity & Mortality, Healthcare Finance, Human Resources in Health and Healthcare Infrastructure.
NHP is an initiative which is at par with international standards of data publication
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