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1 doctor on 834 people in the country, 80 per cent allopathic

Updated: February 4, 2023 4:35 pm

India has developed rapidly in the field of medical facilities and India is moving towards becoming self-sufficient in many basic facilities including medicines. But still India is far behind in the ratio of per capita doctors. It has been said in the country’s Parliament by the Ministry of Health that 13,08,009 allopathic doctors are registered across the country, while 5.65 lakh doctors of Ayurveda are registered. If seen in this way, the number of allopathic doctors is 80 per cent. However, it is very low in proportion to the population and there is only one doctor on 834 people.

In Parliament, Lok Sabha MP from Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, Kunwar Danish Ali asked the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, whether the Government is aware of the reports, which suggest that there is an acute shortage of doctors and other health professionals in the country. and if so, present the details thereof, State/UT-wise. In response, Health and Family Welfare Minister for State Dr. Bharti Praveen Pawar said that according to the information received from the National Medical Commission (NMC), as of June 2022, there are 13,08,009 allopathic doctors in the State Medical Councils and the National Medical Commission (NMC), as Doctors are registered there. There are 5.65 lakh AYUSH doctors available in the country. In addition, there are 35.14 lakh registered nursing personnel in the country.

Regarding the answer given by Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Bharti Praveen Pawar, MP Kunwar Danish Ali said that the answer given by the government to my question is beyond the truth. It is well known in what condition the health department is in the country. How patients line up in all hospitals. There is no one to attend to them, patients have to wait for months due to acute shortage of doctors. The result of the shortage of doctors is that quack doctors are getting a chance to play with people’s lives. The condition of rural areas is worse. Figures from the World Health Organisation paint a frightening picture. According to this. one-third of the people practicing as allopathic doctors in India do not have a medical degree. While the government is saying that there is no dearth of doctors in the country.

However, it is apt to mention here that one out of every 8 doctors in the country is from Tamil Nadu. A total of 12 per cent of the doctors in the country are from Tamil Nadu. Although Maharashtra’s number is first. A total of 15 percent of the country’s doctors come from Maharashtra.

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