Over 9 lakh doctors registered in Indian Medical Register

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New Delhi: As per the Medical Council of India (MCI) records, there are 9.29 lakh doctors registered in the Indian Medical Register as on March 31, 2014.

Assuming 80 percent availability, it is estimated that around 7.4 lakh doctors may be actually available for active service.

It gives a doctor-population ratio of 1:1674 against the World Health Organization (WHO) norm of 1:1000.

Besides, there are an estimated 6.77 lakh AUH (Ayurveda, Unani, Homoeopathy) doctors in the country.

If the Allopathic and AUH streams are considered together, it gives a doctor availability ratio of 1:855, Health Minister J P Nadda informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

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