Why is there imbalance in the Indian healthcare system ?

India has the most inequitable health care scenario possible. Most the services provided thereon were preventive and very few curative health care services were supplied. The real India is to be found not in its several towns, however in its seven hundred thousand villages. The pediatric healthcare situation is equally bad.


While some diseases are controlled to a big extent a good example is Polio and now the current campaign against Measles, while others continue to wreak havoc. As we discussed earlier, the government spending on health care is grossly insufficient. Here is a breakdown of total percent of Gross domestic product spent on health care, percentage spent by people and per capita spent by the authorities of numerous developed, developing and under developed nation.


There is an idea to increase the insurance coverage as portion of per capita spent on health. The suggestion was vehemently opposed by health activists who believed that it’d corporatize health care. Less than 17% of India 1.3 billion citizens are covered under the various private and Govt medical health insurance systems. India has some top quality medical organizations which offer quality instruction as well as a large number of medical experts are added onto the task force each year.

It’s a dominoes effect on the local community with physicians moving away, either to urban centers with medical colleges or abroad. A rough estimate indicates that over 2.1 million people died in India from illnesses that could’ve been avoided. But the question remains as to what is the solution to solve the problems on the ground.

Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran

Management Thinker, Marketer, Healthcare Professional Communicator and Ideation exponent

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