Seven charts that show why India’s healthcare system needs an overhaul4 min read . Updated: 15 Dec 2015, 12:49 PM IST
In a paper released in 'Lancet', a team of researchers identified seven structural problems in India's healthcare system
Mumbai: Despite recording several gains in health in recent years, India continues to lag several health indicators such as mortality rates and malnutrition. The country carries a disproportionate burden of the world’s sick. Home to 17.5% of earth’s population, India accounts for 20% of the global burden of disease, 27% of all neonatal deaths and 21% of all child deaths (younger than five years). In a paper released over the weekend in health journal Lancet, a team of researchers led by Vikram Patel, a professor at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, identified seven structural problems in India’s healthcare system.