❖ Only one-third of India’s total population has access to timely and immediate medical care.
❖ Lack of easy Access to Medical Services in rural India
❖ High out of pocket expenses
❖ Poor infrastructure in Primary Health Centres.
❖ Govt. Hospitals are overcrowded.
❖ Expensive treatment in private hospitals.
HEALTH CARE ECONOMY IN INDIA
- The majority of people have limited finances.
- India’s vast size and growing population hamper access to medical services.
- Healthcare requires high out-of-pocket spending and there is low maternal health expenditure.
- Indian primary health centers are short of more than 3,000 doctors, and almost 80% of qualified medical professionals are based in Tier1 cities.
- Government policies are not implemented.
- Public hospitals are overcrowded, understaffed and under-financed.
- The penetration of organized players across the healthcare delivery market is low.
- Government spending in the healthcare sector is low (2.27% of total Union Budget in FY18).