Lack of collaboration and communication, reason for the mess in the healthcare system in India

It was revealed that India has only 938,861 registered allopathy doctors or just seven doctors per 1,000 people, per a report released by health minister J.P. Nadda. So not surprisingly most discussions in healthcare today are around ways and means to build more infrastructure and increase access to care. Indian healthcare was ranked 112th in the world in a survey by the WHO. So there is a sense of urgency to improve our care standards. Many startups have sprung up in the healthcare space promoting better health and preventive care. Investments are pouring into the country; new state of the art hospitals are being set up. Digital is the new mantra and we are soon going to live happier and healthier lives.

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India Hospital Reviews: Helping People Make the Right Healthcare Decisions

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In an age of apps, listings and instant ratings, it’s quite ironic that while we wouldn’t think twice before reaching for a Zomato to decide on the best coffee, we almost always blindly walk into a hospital without showing much concern for its credentials or past records.

With several international players entering the healthcare market in India, customers have access to world class treatment but it often comes at sky high rates, even for basic consultation. Compare this with regular nursing homes and one is plagued with issues regarding hygiene and conduct. Given that most lifestyle decisions today are based on reviews and ratings- from food and travel to even groceries and plumbing- it seems only too natural and essential to have a transparent hospital rating system accessible by anyone looking for quality healthcare in India.

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