Health Care (India)
Health care in India features a universal health care system run by the constituent states and territories of India. However, the government sector is understaffed and underfinanced; poor services at state-run hospitals force many people to visit private medical practitioners.
The country still suffers from high levels of malnutrition and disease, especially in rural areas. Two reasons for these high levels is the water supply and the sanitation system in India — many Indians in rural areas lack access to proper sanitation facilities and safe drinking water. Technological advances for generating safer drinking water and improving treatment outcomes are priorities.
Indian officials believe in the importance of finding support globally and establishing public-private partnerships for the betterment of Indian health care services. For instance, immense possibilities could result from merging health care, IT and mobile phones, since nearly 80 percent of adults in India have a cell phone.
By The Numbers
The Indian health care industry is projected to grow rapidly and become a (US)$280 billion industry by 2020. According to the Investment Commission of India, the Health Care sector has experienced phenomenal growth of 12 percent annually in the last four years.
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