57.3% allopathic practitioners are not qualified: Health Ministry

According to Union Health Ministry’s data, 57.3% of personnel currently practising allopathic medicine do not have a medical qualification. Section 15 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 prohibits a person other than a medical practitioner enrolled on a State Medical Register to practice medicine in the State. India has a poor doctor to patient… Continue reading 57.3% allopathic practitioners are not qualified: Health Ministry

India has 20 health workers for 10,000 people, study finds

A study based on National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) data has revealed that India has 20.6 health workers per 10,000 people. The study has been published in BMJ Open. The number of health workers is less than the World health Organisation’s minimum threshold of 22.8. However, the numbers have increased from 19 health workers per… Continue reading India has 20 health workers for 10,000 people, study finds

India faces acute shortage of healthcare providers’

A World Health Organisation database has put India into the “critical shortage of healthcare providers” category. India continues to have low density of health professionals with the number being lower than those of Sri Lanka, China, Thailand, United Kingdom and Brazil. There are also inequitable distributions of skilled health workers. Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and… Continue reading India faces acute shortage of healthcare providers’