Doctor-population ratio stands at 1:1,722

Jul 28 2005, 00:00 IST
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While healthcare as an industry is being termed as a sunrise sector, public health is still a neglected area in both urban and rural areas. The allopathic doctor-population ratio at present stands at 1:1,722, according to the Medical Council of India.

Taking into consideration other streams of Indian medicine systems as well as the practice of homeopathy in India, the doctor-population ratio comes to 128 doctors per lakh of population, according to minister of state for health and family welfare Panabaka Lakshmi.

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