A medical practice has been transforming medicine in India, a country where the number of doctors has declined from over 100,000 in 2000 to around 40,000 today.
Dr. Nandini Kumar, a cardiologist and senior fellow at the American College of Surgeons, has become one of the most visible leaders of this movement.
“The number of cardiologists in India is a mere 30-40 percent of the number in the United States, and we need to do more,” she told The Times.
Dr. Kumar, who is also the director of the New Delhi-based Centre for Excellence in Global Health, said that in India the country’s doctors are highly motivated to provide care for those with chronic conditions and conditions that require intensive care, and in the process they are able to reduce the time patients spend in the hospital and reduce the number that die in the operating room.
The country’s population of nearly 2.2 billion people is one of its biggest in the world, and India has one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies, Dr. Nallam Kumar, India’s minister for health and family welfare, told The Associated Press.
The Indian health system, Dr Kumar said, is built on a foundation of patient-centric medicine, and the quality of care has improved.
In the past decade, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), India’s largest medical professional body, has promoted better standards of care, including faster access to specialists, better technology and improved diagnostic testing, as well as improved patient safety and quality.
Dr Kumar says she and her colleagues have developed an innovative method of using advanced imaging technology to help doctors better understand patients, their illnesses and their medical histories, and better understand the conditions that could be caused by them.
The new technology has been implemented in hospitals, but the real benefits have been felt in many other areas.
Dr Nallan Kumar, the director, Indian Medical Academy, India, is seen in this May 11, 2018, file photo.
A large group of doctors have been working together in the field of imaging, which is an area of particular concern in India because it is considered to be the area of greatest need for doctors and patients.
A number of countries, including the United Kingdom and Canada, are now using such technologies, said Dr Kumar.
The technique is called “neuroimaging,” and it uses brain imaging to find out about brain activity, such as the volume of the brain, the activity of neurons in the brain and the activity in the rest of the body.
The result is that a person can now be better informed about how their brain is functioning, which helps them make better decisions, Dr Nandan Kumar said.
She said that while the technology is not without its challenges, she is confident that it will be a key tool in improving the quality and safety of healthcare in India.
In addition to being able to measure brain activity in a patient, the technique can also be used to measure the blood oxygen level in the blood, and to assess the quality, or level of, the blood.
The blood pressure and pulse also can be measured, and can be compared with blood oxygen levels to assess blood pressure.
Dr Pankaj Sharma, chief executive officer of the Indian Council of Medical Research, said the imaging technology is particularly important for doctors because it can help them diagnose a patient and guide their treatment.
The technology, he said, will be increasingly important in the future as the number and quality of cardiology training increases, especially in the U.S. and Canada.
“This is a tool that can be used in the 21st century, and this is a great opportunity for us to leverage it,” Dr Sharma said.
The problem in the developing world is not that doctors are too busy, he added.
The key is that they are not doing enough to keep up.
“When you look at the quality improvement that we have seen in India over the past few years, it is almost a case of being ahead of the curve, rather than behind it,” said Dr Sharma.