BMI View: Many states in India - the second biggest country in the world by population - are lagging behind their more industrialised counterparts in terms of healthcare provision, with low per capita expenditure on healthcare, poor infant mortality, reduced literacy and geographical barriers such as flooding. Even whe re there are signs of increasing overall investment, these often d o not trickle down to healthcare. A lthough the industrialised regions contain better healthcare facilities as well as a greater number of healthcare professionals, hospitals and better training opportunities for doctors, inequalities remain even in these states . People living outside main cities can find it difficult to access healthcare. Variability across the country is also found in terms of disease burdens, with poorer areas more likely to have a high burden of communicable diseases, and areas with a higher GDP encountering more lifestyle - and pollution-related diseases.
Key Forecasts By Region
Centre: Uttar Pradesh is the largest of the three states in the vast area that comprises Central India, and as such it has the most hospitals. Nevertheless, Chhattisgarh is starting to catch up and will see the largest gains in hospital and doctor numbers over our five-year forecast period. Strike action in Uttar Pradesh in early 2014 led to limited healthcare provision in an area where healthcare spending per capita is already lower than any other state or union territory with available data. However, as of August 2015, Uttar Pradesh is expected to receive a boost in hospital numbers with an expansion plan proposed by AIIMS (the All India Institute of Medical Sciences).
East: Plentiful natural resources characterise eastern India, which attracts investment, although this has not been focused on healthcare, leading to a low per capita expenditure. Overall, there are large health inequalities across east India, although in Bihar state health workers are attempting to...
Espicom’s Understanding India's Regional Health Markets Report allows you to explore India’s regional markets by giving you a practical evaluation of opportunity and risk at the under-appreciated sub-national level.
Rich in statistics, charts and maps, this is the one report you need to fully appreciate the India’s diverse regional health environments in the context of neighbouring provinces/states/territories and the national picture.
Written in association with Business Monitor International, this unique report uses data sourced in-house, providing analysis and forecasts from our experts covering key areas such as:
- Healthcare Expenditure
- Healthcare Facilities
- Healthcare Personnel
- Economic Activity
Published by Espicom - experts in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and healthcare field for over 30 years, Espicom’s Understanding India's Regional Health Markets Report brings together a range of often difficult to source information in one single, convenient and comprehensive publication.