India faces a shortage of 6 lakh doctors, 20 lakh nurses
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There is a shortage of 6 lakh doctors in India, according to the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP). There is one government doctor for every 10,189 people (World Health Organization recommends a ratio of 1:1000). The CDDEP report notes that lack of properly trained staff in administering antibiotics is preventing patients from accessing life-saving drugs.