India has a doctor-patient ratio of 0.62:1000, meaning there's one doctor serving almost 1,613 people, the government told the Lok Sabha.
"Assuming 80% availability, it is estimated that around 8.18 lakh doctors (are) available for active service (in the country)," said MoS Health Anupriya Patel.
WHO recommends a ratio of 1:1,000.
This only goes to show how doctors in India are overburdened and suffering.
Non-executive staff of the Delhi Metro has launched a sit-in protest at stations to demand salary parity, revoking of action taken against employees for leading the campaign, and more.
Employees allege that even after reassurances, nothing has been done to address their concerns.
Metro services haven't been disrupted till now, but protesters have warned of a "total shutdown" on Monday if nothing is done.
In yet another case of public apathy, a 25-year-old youth Satish Prabhakar Mete, succumbed to death as he did not receive timely help from passersby at Indrayaninagar corner in Bhosari, Pune.
The onlookers shot videos and clicked photos of the accident rather than take the bleeding man to the hospital.
The Pune techie became a victim of hit-and-run case on Wednesday evening.