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Health Sector

Health Sector

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Published by: pikuoec on Oct 22, 2009
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Health sector in India
India has 48 doctors per 100,000 persons which is fewer than in developed nations
Wide urban-rural gap in the availability of medical services: Inequity
Poor facilities even in large Government institutions compared to corporate hospitals (Lack of funds, poor management, political and bureaucratic interference, lack of leadership in medicalcommunity)
Expenditure on health by the Government continues to be low. It is not viewed as an investment butrather as a dead loss!
States under financial constraints cut expenditure on health
Growth in national income by itself is not enough, if the benefits do not manifest themselves in the formof more food, better access to health and education: Amartyo K Sen
Private practitioners and hospitals major providers of health care in India
Practitioners of alternate systems of medicine also play a major role
Concerns regarding ethics, medical negligence, commercialization of medicine, and incompetence
Increasing cost of medical care and threat to healthy doctor patient relationship
Current Trends in Health Sector 
1.Govt. Initiatives.2.The private sector takes the lead3.Involvement of health insurance4.Standardization – need for uniformities5.Manpower: Reversing the Brain Drain6.Technology takes centre stage7.The Empowered Indian Patient8.Public Private Partnership
(Ex-Gujarat Govt.)
9.Medical value travel
(the hype and the reality)
(The Hidden Opportunity)
11.Infusion of Private Equity: An unmistakable signof Growth

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