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Potential of MedTech to bridge the rural-urban gap

April 7, 2021by admin

Rural communities have long struggled to maintain access to quality healthcare services. Rural healthcare in India is characterised by a huge gap between supply and demand. The plight of rural hospitals has garnered particular attention from legislators, policymakers, and researchers in recent years. Currently, rural healthcare needs are met either by limited government facilities and private nursing homes, or by a number of general physicians who practise medicine in rural areas. The quality of infrastructure is usually poor, and people end up going to nearby large cities if they need high-quality care. The plight of rural hospitals has garnered particular attention from legislators, policymakers, and researchers in recent years. Currently, rural healthcare needs are met either by limited government facilities and private nursing homes, or by a number of general physicians who practise medicine in rural areas. The quality of infrastructure is usually poor, and people end up going to nearby large cities if they need high-quality care.

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