india on track to achieve who-recommended doctor-population ratio: niti aayog

The doctor population ratio in India is roughly 1:1456 which should be 1:1000, says WHO.

Indian Healthcare system has been developed a lot from the time of independence but is lacking in various fields when compared with other self-reliant countries. The high population of India has a specific effect on providing the assistance.

 

According to reports, the doctor population ratio in India is roughly 1:1456 which should be 1:1000 as informed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

Vinod Paul, a member of the NITI Aayog said that India always focused on the path to achieve the ratio recommended by the organisation i.e. of one doctor per thousand population by 2024. He also said that the government is increasing the number of hospital beds to 22 lakh from 11 lakh. However, it's still a major challenge to achieve and India is far away from the target ratio.

 

"We have taken a lot of steps to address these problems in the last six-seven years, and the results are encouraging," Paul said.

 

Paul further said that various government initiatives like the Ayushman Bharat Yojna and Jan Arogya Yojna focused on providing all kinds of health facilities to the public at a minimal cost and are moving closer towards universal health coverage and ensuring health services for everyone.

 

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