In India the medical industry has grown very rapidly. The Indian hospitals are equipped with the best infrastructure for providing quality treatment. Indian hospitals are known for the experienced professionals who specialize in different areas like cardiology, paediatrics, orthopedics, cardiology, gynecology, neurology and so on. In India Healthcare is delivered through both public sector and private sector.
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Funded by the state, the government hospitals in India provide free or subsidized healthcare. Usually the State governments run most of the hospitals that include health centers, rural hospitals, district hospitals and medical colleges. At the same time, some of the hospitals or medical colleges are founded directly by the central government. The AIIMS controlled by the central government sets the standard in public sector. There are AIIMSs in Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Raipur, Jodhpur and Rishikesh. The regional cancer centres are controlled jointly by the central government and the respective state governments.
Compared to government hospital, private hospitals can be a bit more expensive. But There are hospitals that provide free treatment to the poor. The global scenario has changed and there is an influx of patients from the Middle East and other countries, who seek quality treatment in India at reduced cost. Though the public spending in healthcare at 0.9% of GDP is among the lowest in the world, India ranks among the top 20 countries in private spending. A few decades ago the private sector comprised just small hospitals run by charities. Now corporate companies and wealthy individuals have started hospitals that dominate the top end of the market with five star facilities. Apollo Hospital in Delhi and Chennai, Nimhans in Bangalore, Christian Medical college in Vellore, Post Graduate Institute in Chandigarh, Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai and Bombay Hospital in Mumbai are among some of top super-specialty hospitals that set the benchmark in the private sector.
The medical Council of India is the statutory body that maintains the high standard of medical education and recognition of medical qualifications in India. India medical colleges offer the basic MBBS course followed by MS or MD with DNB, which are courses in medical specialties. There are more than 380 medical colleges across India and they produce more than 50000 doctors every year, but there is a huge shortage of doctor, especially in the rural area. Private medical colleges too play a major role, private medical education is expensive. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, CNC Vellore, JIPMER, AFMC, St. Johns’ medical college Bangalore and NIMHANS are among the best in the country.