Rural India in need of 16,000 doctors which includes 12,000 specialists - March 9, 2011

Latest government data reveals that rural India is short of over 16,000 doctors,

Latest government data reveals that rural India is short of over 16,000 doctors, including 12,000 specialists. As many as 12,263 specialists are needed in community health centres (CHCs) and 3,789 doctors in primary health centres (PHCs), health ministry statistics for 2009 show. The shortage is particularly acute in villages of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. 

Source: www.economictimes.com, March 9, 2011. “Rural India is short of 16,000 doctors”

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