The supreme court opined that healthcare infrastructure inherited during the past 70 years was insufficient. There is inadequate evidence to validate.
On April 30, the Supreme Court took the suo moto case and instructed the central government to handle it cautiously. The court stated that there had been insufficient health infrastructure for the past 70 years after seeing that even doctors and healthcare workers were helpless in the current circumstances due to a lack of proper facilities to treat patients. The pandemic has made life difficult in the country.
According to the data available, there were 1,55,404 sub-centers(SC), 24918 Primary Health Centres(PHCs), and 5183 Community Health Centres(CHCs) functioning in rural and urban areas. There were 28,516 doctors, and the nursing staff at PHC and CHC were 81684.
India's ventilator requirement was 1,50,000 during the pandemic, but it had only 48,000 ventilators, according to the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, and Princeton University data. Now the scenario has changed with rapid growth in necessary equipment with the help of the other countries, and Indian companies had taken the initiative to manufacture ventilators in a short period.
However, no official reports publicly available of healthcare management data for the past 70 years. It is hard to track the development because many factors like investment, employees shortage, economy indirectly affect the development of the healthcare system. Hence the claim is marked as unverifiable.