When will India stop beating up doctors, its most critical human resource?
- The ceaseless violence against medicos and lack of legal and political support bring to focus some stark deficiencies.
- India has 0.7 doctors per 1,000 citizens. Primary-care doctors in the country get to spend two minutes on average on patients.
- With Ayushman Bharat bringing the hitherto unserved millions into the healthcare fold, these woeful numbers portend a massive crisis.
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