New Delhi: 22nd July 2013
The provision of healthcare services in India is skewed and leans towards urban centres and the private sector. Urban residents, who make up 28 per cent of India’s population, have access to 66 per cent of the country’s available hospital beds, while the remaining 72 per cent who live in rural areas have access to just one-third of the beds. The study – “Understanding Healthcare Access in India: What is the Current State?” by IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics shared its report The report assessed the relative impact of improvements across each of the four components that contribute to healthcare access.
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