India suffers a major mismatch; demand for health care is rising faster than the supply of doctors. If shortage of doctors is one problem, their unwillingness to work in the rural hinterland is another. The shortage of primary care physicians in United States has received considerable attention in recent years, but by comparison, India has a super-shortage of specialists, with less than 1 specialist per 1 lakh people.
So, how do you think India can overcome the doctor shortage and exorbitant costs of healthcare? There are 5 factors that if addressed immediately can enable affordable and accessible primary healthcare to all.