COVID-19 Spread In Rural India: Shortage Of Doctors A Hurdle

by Rahul Gautam Aug 20, 2020 • 04:18 PM Views 864

As per an SBI report, 51 percent of new COVID-19 cases were coming from rural areas in July, which has increased to 54 percent in August. According to a 2019 report of the Union Health Ministry, there are a total of 5,335 rural community health centers in the country but there is a severe shortage of doctors and health workers at these centers. There should be 21,340 doctors deployed at these centers but only 3,881 are working here. This means that many community health centers in the country do not have a single doctor