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WHO Report Reveals That 57% Allopathic Doctors In India Have No Medical Qualification

Updated on 20 July, 2016 at 2:06 pm By

In a recent report released by World Health Organization (WHO) several alarming aspects of India’s healthcare sector has come to highlight.

The report suggests that India needs a drastic reform in its healthcare sector so as to improve many challenges that it faces today.


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Representational Image New Indian Express

Representational Image New Indian Express

The report reveals that India has just 20 lakh health workers out of which only 39.6% are doctors.

The report further states that out of these 20 lakh doctors, 77.2% are allopathic, 22.8% are ayurvedic, homeopathic or unani (AYUSH) doctors.

 

But what is most alarming is the fact that 31.4% of these allopathic doctors are educated only up to secondary school level, and 57.3% do not have medical qualification.



 

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.

But despite being more in number, male doctors are also largely less educated than female doctors.


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Among allopathic doctors, only 37.7% male doctors are medically qualified as compared to 67.2% females doctors.

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