India’s health infrastructure is facing one of the grimmest challenges. Not only there are less than required primary health centres in India but almost 40 per cent of them are understaffed.
Official data shows that 9.29 lakh doctors are registered with the Indian Medical Registrar and the country churns out 30,000 doctors and 18,000 specialists every year.
Bihar has a lot of ground to cover in improving health. Infant mortality is declining, but is still high in Bihar. Infant mortality rate
Burden of mental illness will increase more rapidly in India than in China over the next 10 years says Lancet report.
Mission Indradhanush aims to immunise all children against seven vaccine preventable diseases. Under this, the ministry identified 201 high-focus districts which account for nearly 50% of all unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children in the country.
The demand for mental health services is expanding. The burden of mental illness will increase more rapidly in India than in China over the next 10 years and the two countries account for one third of the global burden of mental illnesses says a Lancet study.