Non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disorders etc., do not only claim people’s lives but also land heavy on patients’ pockets.
Non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disorders and respiratory ailments are likely to charge around $4.58 trillion from India in coming 14 years or by 2030, a study shows.
According to study conducted by research agency KPMG and Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India, these non-communicable diseases contribute to 60 percent of total annual deaths in India and the number is growing rapidly.
The numbers are grave due to poor access to hospitals, care facilities in rural areas. In the study, it was found that only 37% of rural Indians have access to in-patient department (IPD) within 5km.