According to the report of Indian Medical Association (IMA), there are only one million allopathic doctors to treat 1.3 billion people in our country. Of these only 1.1 lakh doctors are those who work in the public health sector. Another report suggests that despite the changing rules of all the deadlock and H1B1 visas, 38% of the posts in the medical sector in the US are with Indians.
An American research has found that the number of Indian doctors in the case of saving lives in America is high. Research conducted at Harvard Medical School in Boston has revealed that the rate of death in the treatment done by Indian doctors working in the US has been low. However, the situation in our own country is the opposite.
There are not enough doctors to treat patients in our country. According to the IMA, due to the deterioration of doctors and patients, most hospitals have to keep up to two patients on one bed. There are neither adequate hospitals in India, nor doctors, nor nurses nor public health workers. There is a great difference in the quality and availability of health care.
It is not that this difference is only between the states, but it can be clearly seen in urban and rural areas. Take advantage of this Jhalachapat Doctor and Neem-Hakim. These people cheat poor and less educated people by calling themselves doctors. Because of these, thousands of people go even every year. Due to lack of doctors, people have no choice but to go to such bogus doctors for treatment.
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But there is a truth that there is also violence against doctors in our country. This is the reason that this year the theme of Doctor’s Day has been to ‘stop the violence against the doctors’. 75 per cent of Indian doctors are victims of some kind of violence during the work. In the US and Europe, this figure is 50 to 60 percent.
A failure in providing curative care at government-run rural health care system often results in the crowding of sick persons at urban facilities, which are mostly private sector, and an increase in the out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) in the form of travel, lodging, and loss of wages.