Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha resumed parallel sittings from 11AM to 6PM today. Demands for a discussion on the issue of rising fuel prices continued for the second day and both Houses saw repeated adjournments.
Lok Sabha will be taking up the Demands of Grants for the following Ministries for discussion and voting: Railways, Education, Health and Family Welfare, Road Transport and Highways, and Housing and Urban Affairs. The rest/outstanding will be guillotined next Wednesday, March 17.
Some notes from our analysis on the Ministry of Railways:
Numbers to note
With an estimated 10.31 lakh available allopathic doctors (as on Dec 31, 2020) and 5.65 lakh AYUSH doctors, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare estimates that there is a doctor for every 845 persons in the country, the government informed Rajya Sabha today.
However, a report of High-Level Expert Group on Health Sector, 2019 constituted by the 15th Finance Commission had noted that India had one doctor per 1,511 people which is lower than the WHO standard of one doctor per 1,000 people.