In a recent report released by World Health Organization (WHO) several alarming aspects of India’s healthcare sector has come to highlight.
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The report further states that out of these 20 lakh doctors, 77.2% are allopathic, 22.8% are ayurvedic, homeopathic or unani (AYUSH) doctors.
Further, as many as 73 districts in India do not have any nurses with a medical qualification, and majority of these districts are in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.
The report also reveals a stark gender divide in the country as only 38% of health workers are female and 62% are male.
Among allopathic doctors, only 37.7% male doctors are medically qualified as compared to 67.2% females doctors.