India rated high globally in healthcare including easy doctor appointmenttext_fields
New Delhi: A global study found 75 per cent urban Indians claiming they have access to good quality healthcare in the nation.
The study's finding could also mean at least one in every two urban Indians get access to quality care, which is the highest rating in the world.
Another 53 per cent of Indian citizens polled claimed to have access to quality healthcare while globally it stood at 48 percent, The Indian Express reported citing the Ipsos Global Health Service Monitor 2023.
The countries that stand higher in the study among 23,274 adults across 31 nations include Singapore, Switzerland, and Malaysia with 71 percent, 68 per cent and 66 percent of their citizens rating their healthcare high.
But countries with lowest rated health are in Poland (14 per cent), Hungary (15 per cent) and Peru (16 per cent).
Most urban Indians polled at 59 percent considered cancer as the biggest health concern; globally, however, 44 percent polled were concerned about mental health.
More important, 71 percent Indians, globally the highest number, believed that there is equality in country’s healthcare.
It is ahead of Malaysia (65 per cent), Spain (64 per cent) and Singapore (61 per cent).
Only 41% of global citizens had similar view about their countries, while lowest ratings were recorded in Hungary (14 per cent) Poland (23 per cent) and Chile (24 per cent).
Another major achievement for India is the highest rating in doctor appointment in local areas with 70 percent saying it is easy to get a doctor’s appointment.
Globally, only 46 per cent citizens claimed the same amenities in their respective countries.
Other countries to follow India in this category are South Korea (64 per cent), Malaysia (61 per cent), South Africa (61 per cent) and Singapore (60 per cent).
The countries where citizens found least ease in getting a doctor appointment are France (32 per cent), Peru (32 per cent), Germany (33 per cent) and Canada (33 per cent).