Bangalore, 7th April, 2017 Today when the world is celebrating heath day, there are few parts of Indian healthcare system which are still struggling to meet the bench mark of WHO.
The number of allopathic doctors, nurses, and midwives (11.9 per 10 000 people) is about half the WHO benchmark of 25.4 workers per 10 000 population says Human resources for health in India.
A research paper done by the Human resources for health in India shows that 25% of doctors who classified as the allopathic doctors have no medical training, which consists of 42% in rural area and 15% in urban area. According to the report, 18% of the primary health centers are without doctors and around 38% are without laboratory technicians.
Census estimates are based on self-reported occupation and are therefore susceptible to false reporting of qualification says Thiagarajan Sundararaman, Human resources for health in India.
Indian doctors constitute the largest number of foreign trained physicians in the USA (4•9% of physicians) and the UK (10•9% of physicians), the second largest in Australia (4•0% of physicians), and third largest in Canada (2•1% of physicians).The Planning Commission cites WHO16 to show that about 100 000 Indian doctors work in the USA and the UK shows the report.
According to the Medical Council of India, India has approximately 270 medical schools, from which 28 158 doctors graduate every year.
As per the National Rural Health Mission
• District of 1•8 million people should have about 400 subcentres,
• 50 primary health centers, nine community health centers, and a district hospital.
“To achieve these targets, every district would have to employ about 1450 midwives and nurses and 370 medical officers— currently, a district with roughly 1•8 million people employs roughly 500 nurses and 100 medical officers in the public sector.” says the report.