According to the new Global Burden of Disease study published in the Lancet, India ranks at 154 and thus in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, country is much below China, Sri Lanka and even Bangladesh. India performed worse than expected in tuberculosis, diabetes, rheumatic heart diseases and chronic kidney disease.
India has failed to achieve healthcare goals
India's poor performance on health indices continues. The study pointed out though, the country has recorded socio-economic development, it has failed to achieve in healthcare goals and in last 25 years and the gap between the score and predicted score has widened. In the report, China is far ahead of India ranking at 82 with a score of 74 on the index. Sri Lanka scored 73, whereas Brazil and Bangladesh have score 65 and 52, respectively. India, however, ranks above Pakistan, which has scored 43. India’s score in the healthcare index has though, increased by 14.1 points, from 30.7 in 1990 to 44.8 in 2015.
India performed worse than expected in tuberculosis, diabetes
The study, assessed performance for 195 countries from 1990-2015, on death rates from 32 diseases that could be avoided by effective medical care in the country. The study was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. India scored an index of 14 in case of neonatal disorders, 26 for tuberculosis, 25 for rheumatic heart diseases and 33 for hypertensive heart diseases. For diabetes, chronic kidney diseases and congenital heart diseases it scored 38, 20 and 45, respectively.