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Is India ready for its cancer patients?

According to the WHO, the number of cancer cases in India will multiply five times by the year 2025. There is also a severe lack of qualified oncologists in the country with only one oncologist per 2000 patients.

Health Issues India has been tracking this alarming news over the past few months. A recent internal initiative saw us conduct in-depth interviews with more than 30 senior level policymakers as well as doctors, nurses and pharmacists. An overwhelming majority of them identified cancers and other non-communicable diseases as the most pressing health cause for concern in India today.

Access to innovative medicine is an issue that HII has been following closely and will continue to monitor. Stay tuned to the page for more updates.

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