Health facts

  • 57% of those who claimed to be allopathic doctors in 2001  did not have any medical qualification : WHO Report
  • India has 36 doctors per lakh population
  • Indians spent eight times more on private hospitals and twice as much on transporting patients compared to costs in government hospitals during financial year 2013-14
  • Indians’ out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure on healthcare has been estimated to be around Rs. 2.9 lakh crore or 69% cent of total health expenditure (THE) in the country. This is alarmingly high and India stands among the highest in this metric worldwide.
  • In comparison, out of pocket hospital expenses in developed countries such as the U.S. and the U.K. is 20% and in BRICS countries about 20-25%
  • Government’s spending on health and family welfare amounted to merely 0.3% of GDP
  • “Skill for Life, Save a Life” Initiative : Under this initiative various courses are planned to be initiated targeting specific competencies for healthcare professionals as well as for general public

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