More than the half of India Healthcare workers identify lack of access to equipment and underpreparation as key threats putting their healthcare systems at risk
Doha, Qatar, September 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — 55 percent of of India Healthcare workers believe in the efficiency of of India The national health system is at risk if a major threat or pandemic emerges in the next five years due to a lack of access to equipment and inadequate preparedness, a study conducted by YouGov on behalf of the World Health Innovation Summit (WISH).
Show these insights of India The healthcare system is much weaker in this area than other countries like the US (31 percent), UK (36 percent) and Saudi Arabia (46 percent) to deal with another major health emergency.
Furthermore, India was also found to be the least prepared for a new pandemic among the countries surveyed. 60 percent of healthcare workers see lack of preparedness as one of the biggest threats to their national healthcare system’s ability to perform in such an event, in contrast to those in Brazil (44 percent), the US (47 percent), Saudi Arabia (48 percent), Great Britain (48 percent) and Nigeria (54 percent).
When asked about the main factors affecting the resilience of their healthcare system, a quarter (25 percent) responded. of India Healthcare workers pointed to a shortage of specialized equipment, with other issues such as lack of funding and a shortage of skilled labor also prominent.
Despite these challenges, 90 percent of of India Healthcare professionals admitted they would still train as healthcare professionals if they entered the industry now – this was the highest number compared to peers in the UK (35%), US (53%), Brazil (64 percent), Saudi Arabia (76 percent) and Nigeria (85 percent).
“These findings underscore the acute need to expand access to essential tools, including personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators, that have protected communities around the world from the severe impact of the COVID-19 virus and various communicable diseases. The lack of these basic facilities, compounded by other underlying problems faced by developing countries’ health systems, such as India, calling for immediate solutions that other nations, global health organizations and change agents can create. We must use this understanding to take greater responsibility to strengthen critically vulnerable health systems to avert the risk of failure in the event of future health emergencies,” said Sultana Afdhal, CEO of WISH.
The global survey, involving healthcare professionals from the UK, US, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Indiaand Brazilaimed to assess the impact of managing COVID-19 on the lives of healthcare workers and examine what they foresee as the future of healthcare.
WISH, a global health initiative by qatar foundation, is a global platform that brings together healthcare professionals, policymakers and innovators to unite to build a healthier world. The biennial WISH Summit 4th of October – 6 inches Doha, Qatar and virtual, aims to showcase WISH’s evidence-based research and discuss how these findings can be translated into practical, policy-driven solutions that help transform global healthcare.
The sixth edition of the summit has the motto “Healing the Future”. The Summit will thoroughly examine the legacy of COVID-19 from multiple perspectives, including how we can build more resilient and sustainable health systems, improve our response to the mental health crisis facing health and care workers, and the rapid Advances in pharmaceutical innovation have taken place during the pandemic.
For more information on WISH, see www.wish.org.qa.