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New Delhi: The prevailing conditions of the government hospitals in Delhi are hideous. Well known hospitals like AIIMS, Safdarjung and RML don’t have sufficient equipment for treatment. One bed is shared by two-three patients. Urine bags are kept in extremely dirty conditions. The ones who suffer the most are the “young doctors”.
In 2013, 56 doctors from Mumbai’s government hospitals were reported to have tuberculosis, leading to two deaths. This vulnerability to infections is not only Mumbai’s matter but the condition prevails in government hospitals all across the country. And resident doctors are the most suffered and the most ignored!
Chennai: The ratio of doctors versus patients in India is on an all-time kink. How do we make doctors and treatment accessible to the needy? Will ‘health for all’ become a reality in India? India Medical Times spoke to medical professionals to find out an answer to these questions.
The doctor-patient ratio in Bihar is 1:3500, as against the national average of 1:1700. Bhore committee, set up in 1943 to recommend improvements in the Indian Public Health system, had suggested a ratio of 1:1000.