8 things Indian Doctors must do in order to invent-develop a successful medical device in India by @DrJagdishChatur

In India, we have 1 doctor for every 1,700 patients (WHO recommends 1:1000). We produce about 30,000 doctors and 18, 000 specialists every year. It is estimated that we will need four lakh doctors by 2020 to meet the minimum WHO requirement of 1:1000 doctor-patient ratio. 

Doctors, therefore, need to do more than what they are already doing in order to address the burden of clinical problems in India. One effective way could be by contributing to the development of affordable medical devices that reduce skill and are specifically designed for wider usage within our healthcare system so as to help reach a larger subset of a patient population. This can be through providing novel technologies to healthcare workers or through the most effective involvement of general practitioners in order to reach a larger patient population especially in underserved regions.

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