ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Estimates of Doctors in Delhi-A Note

Estimates of Doctors in Delhi A Note Roger Jeffery It is generally argued that in the course of the last 25 years the distribution of doctors has become more unequal, with urban areas taking a growing share of the doctors in India. The available evidence for Delhi Union Territory suggests that this is indeed the case, so that now the area has a doctor : population ratio which is comparable to that in many developed countries, though in India as a whole the ratio is still around 1:4,000, or about 25 per cent of the ratio in developed countries. There has also been a shift towards employment in the public sector, increasingly in large hospitals, and the proportion of doctors offering specialist services has risen considerably.

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