India facing critical shortage of healthcare providers, says WHO
Despite the health sector employing five million workers in India, it continues to have low density of health professionals with figures being lower than those of Sri Lanka, China, Thailand, United Kingdom and Brazil, reported a World Health Organization database. This workforce statistic puts the country into the “critical shortage of healthcare providers” category. Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are the worst hit while Delhi, Kerala, Punjab and Gujarat compare favorably.
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