Millions of Indians do not have access to doctors, hospitals or even basic healthcare facilities due to shortage of infrastructure and health staff.
India has the highest number of children suffering from stunted growth in the world. Stunting and wasting is a major threat for child survival because severe wasting compromises the ability of children to grow.
All doctors have to register with the Medical Council in order to practise. We looked at the numbers of state medical councils released by Ministry of Health
India suffers from a huge shortage of blood. Almost 87 districts in India, have no blood banks and there are total 1,050 public blood banks in India.
The healthcare cost in India pushes almost 39 million Indians to poverty and forces every other Indian to incur out-of-pocket expenditure due to lack of insurance cover or government support.