Map of India Showing Number of People Per Government Allopathic Doctor in the Country

Map depicting number of people per govt allopathic doctor in India

People per doctor ratio in India

India’s medical facility may not be comparable with world-class standards. Despite the tall claims by the Central and state governments, the ratio of doctors and patients is abysmal in many states of the country. As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), there should be one doctor for 1,000 patients. After a study by MapsofIndia, it is found that the doctor and patient ratio in the country is gloomy. As per the study, there is only one allopathic government doctor for every 10, 371 people in India.

Here is a report of five states where there is an acute shortage of doctors. Hence, people of these states, especially the weaker section, are not able to get proper treatment. Here is the ratio of people/doctor given below:

Name of the State

Number of People

Number of Doctor

Bihar

37,285

1

Uttar Pradesh

18,580

1

Jharkhand

18,398

1

Maharashtra

16,097

1

Madhya Pradesh

15,830

1

All India

10,371

1

Below is a survey report of people per Government Allopathic Doctor, 2019 State-Wise:

Number of People

State

Above 20,000

Bihar

15,001 – 20,000

Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh

10,001 – 15,000

Karnataka, Gujarat and West Bengal

6,001 – 10,000

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan

3,001 – 6,000

Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir (Before bifurcation)

Below 3,001

Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim

People per government hospital

Healthcare is an important sector, it comprises hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, medical equipment, medicines and so on. The government of India implemented the National Rural Health Mission in 2005 for improving the public health system in the country. But the country is still facing a formidable challenge in the health sector.

Map of India Showing Number of People Per Government Hospital in the Country

Map of India depicting number of people per government hospital in the country

Despite the efforts made to build a world-class health infrastructure and government-provided facilities, the weaker section has no access to multispeciality hospitals for their treatment. The ratio of people per government hospital in India is abysmal. As per the study conducted by MapsofIndia, the top five states with an acute shortage of hospitals are seen on the map above. Below is the data for people per government hospital in such states.

Name of State

Number of People

Number of Govt. Hospital

Andhra Pradesh

192,636

1

Maharashtra

158,051

1

Madhya Pradesh

56,187

1

Delhi

154,018

1

Gujarat

137,990

1

All India

46,972

1

Pan India survey of people per government hospital conducted by MapsofIndia in 2019. See the statistics below:

Number of People

State

Above 160,000

Andhra Pradesh

120,000 – 160,000

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh

81,000 – 120,000

Bihar, Chattisgarh, Manipur, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, (Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh combined data of unified J&K is given)

41,000 – 80,000

Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Nagaland

21,000 – 40,000

Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Odisha, Assam, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Tripura, Uttarakhand

Below 21,000

Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram

People per Hospital Bed

The availability of beds in hospitals is essential for the admission of patients. But in India, most of the patients in government hospitals don’t get a bed, it doesn’t matter however unwell you are. Most of the states in India are facing an acute shortage of hospital beds. As per the statistics of the World Health Organisation (WHO), India’s global ranking is among the lowest in the availability of beds in government hospitals.

Map of India Showing Number of People Per Hospital Bed in the Country

Map of India depicting the number of people per hospital bed in the country

MapsofIndia has accessed a government report which reveals that the availability of government beds in hospitals is extremely low. The condition of hospital beds in five Indian states is critical, and this needs immediate attention. See the statistics below on people per hospital bed.

Name of State

Number of People

Number of Government Beds

Bihar

8,925

1

Jharkhand

3,059

1

Gujarat

2,996

1

Chattisgarh

2,714

1

Uttar Pradesh

2,620

1

All India

1,696

1

Pan India survey report of people per hospital bed in 2019. See the ratio below:

Number of People

State

Above 4,000

Bihar

2,001 – 4,000

Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi, Manipur

1,001 – 2,000

Telangana, West Bengal, Assam, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Punjab, Rajasthan (J&K before bifurcation)

501 – 1,000

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh

Below 501

Goa, Sikkim

People per Public Facility

Public health facilities in the country are still on the ventilator despite the several efforts made by Central as well as state governments. In many government hospitals, basic facilities are not available to the patients. The number of medical staff is extremely low to tackle huge patients in such hospitals.

Map of India Showing Number of People Per Public Facility

Map of India depicting the number of people per public facility in the country

The sub-centre is known as the primary health centre. It is considered as the primary contact point between the community and the health care system. Sub-centres provide duty like maternal and child health, nutrition, immunisation, diarrhoea control and control of communicable diseases programmes and so on. But many loopholes can be found with the sub-centres.

Primary Health Centre (PHC)

PHC is considered as the first contact point between the government-appointed medical officer and the village community. The PHC should take appropriate health care to the rural population and provide basic health facilities to the people. The PHCs are set up by the respective state governments. Despite the facilities, the rural population is not getting proper health care due to negligence and lack of amenities in hospitals.

Community Health Centres (CHCs)

As per the norms in a CHC, there should be four medical specialists like a surgeon, physician, gynaecologist and paediatrician and apart from these, 21 paramedical staff in a CHC. The Centres should have the facilities of one OT, X-ray, labour room and laboratory facilities. In reality, people in various parts of India, especially in Tier-II and III cities and villages, are not getting this health attention due to the lack of facilities and absence and negligence on the part of medical staff.

As per the survey report conducted by MapsofIndia in 2018, people per public facility is given below:

Number of People

State

Above 9000,000

Delhi

6,001 – 10,000

Punja, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu

5,001 – 6,000

Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur

3,001 – 5,000

Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan Chattisgarh, Sikkim, Nagaland, Tripura

Below 3,001

Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram

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