Access to care

Healthcare for all

Improving availability and access to quality healthcare in India and making it more affordable.

4 min
Swati Prasad
Published on August 10, 2020

Technology, innovative business models, and new government programs are improving availability and access to quality healthcare in India and making it more affordable. While India's population is beginning to feel the benefit, these advances will be put to the test as the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2019, 1.37 billion of the planet’s 7.7 billion inhabitants lived in India – and the number is rising.

In 2019, 1.37 billion of the planet's 7.7 billion inhabitants lived in India - and the number is rising. [7]

India’s share of global GDP is on the rise.

India's share of global GDP is on the rise. [8-10]

Public spending on healthcare to double by 2025.

Public spending on healthcare to double by 2025. [11]

52% rise in medical colleges from 2011 to 2018.

52% rise in medical colleges from 2011 to 2018.  [11]

The government of India has been investing heavily in educating a new generation of doctors.

The government of India has been investing heavily in educating a new generation of doctors. [11]


By Swati Prasad
Swati Prasad is a freelance journalist based in Delhi, writing on business, economy, technology and healthcare. She reports from India for several publications overseas and has worked as a correspondent and editor for The Economic Times, Business Standard, The Indian Express, and Business Today.