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68% rural healthcare providers have no formal training; southern states have better quality of doctors: Study

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Social Science & Medicine journal. The study stated that 68% of healthcare providers in rural India have no formal training.

They are, therefore, operating illegally, and outside the ambit of health policy. Primary healthcare in rural India is in the hands of providers who don't legally exist, the study said.The research titled Two Indias: The structure of primary health care markets in rural Indian villages with implications for policy was conducted by Georgetown University, Center for Innovation and Impact, Global Health Bureau, USAID, University of California US and Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.The researchers visited 1,519 villages across 19 Indian states to count all healthcare providers and elicit their quality as measured.

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