Low Doctor Density in Kerala State

Published on: 01 Aug, 2013
Published under: Kerala Health News

31 July 2013

Cities like Malappuram, Kannur and Thrissur in Kerala share a common trait with Dhanbad in Jharkhand — they have a low density of doctors, reveals a study by IMS Health.

Compared to Gurgaon that has three doctors per 1,000 patients, some cities in Kerala have less than one doctor for 1,000 patients, said the study that covered 120 top cities in the country, mapping the details of their doctors and chemists.

Explaining the findings, against the backdrop of Kerala’s strong health indicators, Amit Backliwal, Managing Director of IMS Health (South Asia), said that low density did not necessarily translate into health indicators in the State.

Kerala’s literacy, awareness and hygiene levels, for instance, also contributed to its strong health indicators.

Source– http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/cities-in-kerala-have-low-doctor-density-study/article4973208.ece

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