India’s healthcare system lacks doctors and patient friendly content

The lack of smarter content for patients and acute shortage of doctors and specialists is plaguing India’s healthcare delivery, said health experts



By enabling media tools like smartphone app, emailers/newsletters, hand-outs and audio books, Hospitals can get an added competitive advantage.

In the Hospital Management Show held in Mumbai, Dr Rachita Narsaria of Radicure Homoeopathy Clinic said that, “The content for patients can be made smarter by providing medically correct, concise, clear and colloquial information”.

Shortage of doctors with a Doctor-Patient ratio of 1:1800 is another issue. This puts a great burden on healthcare and this gap needs to be bridged. “This, along with shortage of essential medicines, pose challenges to the country in achieving some crucial health targets,” said Dr. Monica Bhatia, MD, CIMS Medica.

On Speaking about GST impact on compliance, Nithyananda Shetty, ‎Deloitte’s Director explained that, “GST will encourage the local manufacturing sector to step into producing products that will be more affordable. The roll out of GST would make the taxation process easier.”

Shyam Sunder Singh, MD, Septalyst Lifesciences, further said that, “Dimension of C&F distribution model will change with GST, will alleviate inter-state transaction and also reduce the supply chain management cost considerably”.

The event also deliberated on a host of current problems and practical solutions while managing a hospital. However, private hospitals said that some provisions need to be clarified.