Both the private and public healthcare industry in India is seeing increasing government funding, higher patient care standards and better access of patients to necessary treatments.
Still, the provision of healthcare services in India is skewed towards urban residents. According to a study by IMS Health, urban residents constitute about 28 percent of India's population but have access to two thirds of the country's available hospital beds. The rural population – 72 percent of India's population have access to just one third of the country's beds.
While private healthcare facilities cost between two to nine times higher than public facilities, the former is still selected over the latter across both urban and rural populations, and poor and affording people for reasons that there are not enough doctors available in public facilities.
Hear from Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals on how they fulfil their vision of "Affordable Quality Healthcare for the Masses Worldwide" by pioneering a low-cost treatment model for the poor in India.
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