New Delhi July 2021 : Providing details regarding the doctor-patient ratio in India, the MoS Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar has recently informed the Lokh Sabha that there is one doctor for every 854 people in the country, assuming 80 percent availability of 12.68 registered allopathic doctors and 5.65 lakh AYUSH doctors.
The Minister of State for Health has further informed the Parliament regarding the Nurse-population ratio as well, which is 1:559, considering around 70 percent availability of registered nursing personnel. There are around 32.63 lakh registered nursing personnel (22.72 lakh registered nurses (RN&RM) and 9.91 lakh registered nurse associates (RANM)) in the country. considering around 70% availability of registered nursing personnel, the nurse-population ratio in the country is 1:559.”
As per the data provided by the Minister, among the total number of 1268172 allopathic doctors, Maharashtra has the highest number of registered allopathic doctors, as a total number of 188540 doctors are registered with the Maharashtra Medical Council. Tamil Nadu comes in second place with a total number of 148216 allopathic doctors registered to the State council. On the other hand, Mizoram Medical Council has the lowest number of registered doctors (118).
Source : https://medicaldialogues.in/