Healthcare in India continues to suffer from chronic infrastructure issues. The situation is far worse in rural areas which house almost 70 % of the country but have only 20 % of the infrastructure. This is both in terms of doctors as well as devices.
The Indian government continues to work towards solving this problem and has planned to invest close to $ 11 billion to set up a universal healthcare system, one of the largest in the world. The annual cost of maintaining that system would be close to $ 8 Billion.