India faces a shortage of 6 lakh doctors, 20 lakh nurses
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India faces a shortage of 6 lakh doctors, 20 lakh nurses
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As per the report, the shortage of nurses in India is estimated at 20 lakh. Currently the ratio of nurses to patients is 1:483. This implies for every 483 patients only 1 nurse is available. This leaves patients dependent on informal healthcare providers, especially in rural areas.