Chennai’s health infrastructure is skewed heavily towards central areas of the city, shows a report by leading online real estate firm Housing.com.
Currently, most of the hospitals are located in the eastern suburbs of the city.
However, southern and western suburbs with dynamic IT, commercial and residential activity still fall short of multispecialty and super specialty healthcare services, according to the report.
According to the report, Chennai has 3.0 beds per 1,000 people which is above the national average of 1.4 beds.
However, the city poor overall ranking spot is attributed to its low ranking at parameters such as water supply, poor sanitation and solid waste management.
Overall, Chennai has 28,000-30,000 hospital bed for a population of 9.6 million, this number includes private and government hospital beds.
The additional beds currently being augmented for pandemic have not been included in this, says the report.
As part of its recent report titled the Elara technologies-owed online real estate firm has assigned ratings to the country’s eight mega cities under itsHousing.com’s City Health Card list.
The list is topped by Pune, while Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Mumbai stand at second, third and fourth positions, respectively. Hyderabad, Kolkata and Delhi-NCR are ranked fifth, seventh and eighth in the list.
When it comes to health infrastructure and delivery system, Chennai ranks sixth in a list of India eight prime cities, though it has emerged as the premium health tourism destination.