After attaining the Independence, India is regarded as one of the few countries in the world with lowest quality and access to better health care facilities. The study conducted by US research centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy found that India faces dearth of 6,00,000 doctors and an estimate of 20,00,000 nurses which directly accentuates the minimal spending by the government.
The availability of antibiotics does not totally tackle this issue as the high price of antibiotics causes the civilians to remain dependent on the life saving drugs. High prices of antibiotics do not let the civilians in India to purchase these lifesaving drugs. In India, approximately 60% of the health disbursement is out of the pocket which ultimately forces the civilians towards poverty.
The report by CDDEP also states that the country’s health care shows the absence of the personnel who are systematically instructed in handling the antibiotics which leads to surgical dereliction and kills more individuals than does the antibiotic protection. Even after the drug gets available in a moderate price, sometimes the government hard regulations and market policies altogether halts the arrival of the new drug in order to be used by the citizens.
The inappropriate allocation of doctors and nurses on the quantum of the population has been a root cause behind the failure of the health care system. Another crucial backdrop which lags the health care sector is that in India, there is one government doctor on every 10,190 people and one nurse on every 1000 people.
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