Indian hospitals are in an “emergency” mode as patients wait for treatment, leaving them “locked out” of the system and unable to access healthcare for days, a new report has found.
According to a report by the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), India’s health system is “locked in a vicious cycle” of patient lockouts and waits.
The report found that nearly one million patients have waited longer than 72 hours for treatment in hospitals, and that more than 80% of them were waiting for appointments.
India is the second-largest consumer of antibiotics globally, according to a 2016 study by the World Health Organization (WHO), and according to PIRG, its healthcare system has been a source of chronic shortages of antibiotics in recent years.PIRg found that Indian hospitals had been “locked down for months” without patients being able to get appointments for at least the past two years, a situation that has left Indian patients “locked-out” of hospitals and unable for days at a time to access treatment.
Preliminary data from PIRg shows that at least 13% of the Indian population has a chronic medical condition, according the report.
India’s healthcare industry has seen some of the biggest drops in the global health system over the past decade, according PIRgo.
The number of people without access to healthcare has more than doubled over that time period, from 7.4 million in 2010 to 13.9 million in 2019.
Pircular health care systems across India, such as those operated by the National Health Service (NHS), have also seen an explosion in infections and deaths, and a growing number of patients are unable to get their medical needs met.
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Nigam (PMSSN), the state government’s health service, is also facing a challenge.
In 2018, a team of PIRGo researchers, led by Pradhan Mantra, visited PMSSN, the government’s largest health system.
They found that the health system was unable to handle a growing influx of patients.
“The government had decided to make the whole system more circular, and they did it by setting up a committee that was supposed to be able to handle the problem of the number of cases being reported,” said PIReg’s Vijay Kumar.
“This committee was made up of bureaucrats, doctors and hospital administrators, and this committee was tasked with dealing with all the problems related to the circular health system,” Kumar told Business Insider.
“So, the entire system was under this circle, and we found that all the issues were being dealt with at the same time.”PIReg said that there were a number of factors behind the health service’s inability to handle an increase in cases, including the shortage of health workers and the fact that most of the medical facilities in the country are not equipped to cope with the surge in patients.
There is a perception in the government that the number and severity of the infections and mortality rates in India are declining, and therefore there is a desire to reduce the burden on the health care system.
In recent years, there has been an increased focus on reducing the number in healthcare, which is seen as the most effective way to reduce healthcare costs.
India currently has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the world.
According a study by PIRng, nearly half of India’s maternal deaths were caused by complications from preterm birth and unsafe delivery, and another third by complications of labour and delivery.
“If you look at the country as a whole, India is not a very good example of health system, as it is not the safest country in the developed world,” said Rajesh Singh, the director of Pircular Health, an NGO based in Mumbai.
“It has a very high maternal mortality rate, and also, if you look across the world, it is a very bad health system.”
Pircule health care has become the third-largest industry in India after construction and construction and maintenance, with annual revenue of about $20 billion.PIRTeg has also been tracking the rise in antibiotic resistance in India, and has found that more people are contracting the deadly bacteria through antibiotic-resistant infections.
PIRgon has seen an increase of more than 3,000 cases of MRSA in the past five years.
India has an estimated 1.2 million drug-resistant bacteria cases per year, according an estimate by the WHO.
Pircule Health is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), a global trade organization that oversees trade and development.
India reported a total of 534,837 new cases of antibiotic-resistance in 2017, a 7.6% increase from the year before.
According TOI’s estimates, India’s antibiotic resistance rate is increasing faster than any other country in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
The problem of antibiotic resistance has become a