Mumbai needs 659 dispensaries, reveals NGO report – Hindustan Times

According to the norms of the Urban Design Plan Formulation and Implementation (UDPFI) by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, one public dispensary should cater to 15,000 people A 2019 health survey by Praja found 31% people from the lowest socio –economic classes access private healthcare services, while 76% spend more than 10% of their household expenses on medical expenses (AP) Updated on Jul 12, 2022 08:53 PM IST Share Via Copy Link ByHT Correspondent

Mumbai Mumbai has a severe shortage of public dispensaries with the city needing at least 659 to fulfil the paucity.

A report released by NGO Praja Foundation revealed that the worst hit is western suburbs which needs at least 315 public dispensaries. The report said the city, which has 27% slum population, needs 133 more dispensaries while eastern suburbs with 51% slum population needs 211 more dispensaries.

According to the norms of the Urban Design Plan Formulation and Implementation (UDPFI) by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, one public dispensary should cater to a

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