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The State of Healthcare in India

The state of Indian healthcare is explained by Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Hrudayalaya in an interview to Businessindia magazine 5 Mar 2012.

“Indians are three times more prone to heart diseases than Europeans. Heart attack is the No.1 killer here.

India tops in open defecation in the world

According a latest report of  WHO/UNICEF Indians use open place for defecation, the highest in the world. This is something that should bring shame to Indians.

Some of the key findings of the report:

  • Around 638 million people do not have access to toilets in India followed by Indonesia (58m), China (50m), Ethiopia (49m), Pakistan (48m), Nigeria (33m) and Sudan (17m).

Slums in India

According to NSSO these are some  facts about slums in India 2008-2009.

About 49 thousand slums were estimated to be in existence in urban India in
2008-09, 24% of them were located along nallahs and drains and 12% along
railway lines.