Mortality from TB and pneumonia falls in India, more lives are lost to heart and pulmonary diseases.
India's will need to add 3.6 million hospital beds over the next 20 years to meet the needs of the growing population, PwC India estimate.
The concept of essential medicines has been adopted by many countries including India to meet healthcare needs of the majority of a population.
Annually around 500,000 people die of cancer in India and the WHO says the number is expected to rise.
H1N1 virus first appeared in Mexico in 2009 and spread around the world. In India, the current outbreak is deadliest since 2010.
The first case of AIDS was reported in India in Tamil Nadu in 1986. Today 2.1 million people are infected with HIV, according to the U.N.