Equitable access to public healthcare may be defined where individuals receive equal
public healthcare facilities irrespective of his/her social, economic and geographic
background. Serving a population of over 1.3 billion, India’s healthcare sector is a far
cry from such egalitarian access. It is common knowledge that despite a vast
network, India exhibits a number of crippling disparities across various parameters
in healthcare. Variations are even sharper when private and public healthcare
infrastructure is concerned.