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Decentralizing healthcare: From metropolitan areas to small cities

There is a dire need for more initiatives such as Niira Radia’sNayati Healthcare to avoid overcrowding in metropolitan city hospitals and impart quality healthcare in rural areas of the country

Introduction to Great Healthcare Challenges and Opportunities in India

India is a huge country in the continent of Asia with a population of over 1.32 billion as of 2016. The country has added over 450 million people in last 25 years during which the fraction of people below poverty has fallen by 50%. This period of increasing prosperity has been marked by the Dual Disease burden – combining communicable and non-communicable diseases (also called lifestyle diseases) – that became the cause of half of the deaths in the year 2015 (42% higher than that in 2001-2003).