Closing the physician gap: How AI can help address the looming shortage of Doctors


According to Rural Health Statistics report published by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on January 12, India is reeling under an acute shortage of specialist doctors, with a shortfall of nearly 80% of the required specialists at Community Health Centres (CHCs).

The looming shortage of doctors isn’t an India specific problem- it is now a global challenge. In advanced countries, the challenge of doctor shortage arises from reduced birth rates coupled with an aging population.

How can AI support here? Here are practical solutions: