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The Challenges Confronting Public Hospitals in India, Their Origins, and Possible Solutions

Table 5

Number of specialists and MBBS doctors serving in public sector rural health care in the EAG states, non-EAG states, and all India.

StateCHCsPHCsTotal GDMOsShortfallPhysicians per 10,000 rural population
Req.In pos.Req.In pos.Req.In pos.Req.In pos.%%

Bihar420151490451186335322353398364%−69.3% 0.5
Madhya Pradesh1998267233167811568143487149286.6%57.2%0.3
Uttar Pradesh309017403605167369228617297302843.7%58.5%0.3
EAG states total1243828311451129831080711078253181406177.2%44.5%0.4
Non-EAG states689430271932069281324217906325622483456.1%23.7%0.9
All India1933258583383199112404928984578803889569.7%32.8%0.6

Source: based on data taken from RHS Bulletin, 2012 [2]. Note: to calculate the required strength of specialists and GDMOs, we have multiplied the strength recommended as per the IPHS (Indian Public Health Standard) norms, given in Annexure 1 of the same source, with the number of CHCs and PHCs given in Statement 1 of the same source. The required strength of doctors at PHC and CHC as given in Statements 6 and 7, respectively, of the same source has not been considered here as the same is grossly below the recommended IPHS norms. GDMO* is the general duty medical officer and in the case of CHCs it includes one dental officer.

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