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Does India Have An Updated Medical Infrastructure And Is It Enough For The Growing Population?

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

The Supreme Court of India has said that, failure to provide timely medical care to the patients results to the violation of the right to life under Article 21. Due to the rising incomes, greater health awareness, lifestyle diseases, and access to insurance, the Healthcare Industry will reach 72 billion by 2022 and the hospital industry to 8.6 trillion by 2022. Indian healthcare is categorized into two parts – public and private. The government system comprises of limited, secondary and tertiary care institutions. The continuous rise in the lifestyle diseases have affected many people in India and to answer the question above, the government of India has developed primary healthcare centers for minor surgeries and CHCs. But, the dark reality is that for a population of 1.3 billion, India has only 25, 387 Primary Healthcare Centers and only 5,521 Community Health Centers.