Rural India has an access-to-healthcare problem. Especially tertiary healthcare, which requires specialist intervention like cardiology, urology, oncology. Certain private hospital chains like Cygnus Medicare and Vaatsalya Healthcare have taken a tier-II-and-III-first approach to reach underserved areas, but there still remain gaps.
The biggest gap being a lack of funds.
To get a sense of how expensive the hospital business can get, here’s something to chew on. Just the cost per bed for a hospital—not accounting for the cost of real estate—can go up to Rs 2 crore ($280,497) depending on the specialities offered.