India’s public expenditure on health was meagre and the country needed an effective, affordable and universal health care system backed by robust infrastructure, President Pranab Mukherjee said according to this article.
“There are 7 hospital beds per 10,000 population in India, compared to 23 in Brazil, 38 in China and 97 in Russia. In terms of healthcare professionals, we again lag behind the other BRIC countries. Health services in India still suffer from lack of reach and constraints of quality,” said Dr. Mukherjee, after inaugurating the Mid-Term Meet of the National Interventional Council of the Cardiological Society of India.
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