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Table 3 Availability (%) of technical human resources in public health facilities in India NNMS (2017–18)

From: Preparedness of primary and secondary health facilities in India to address major noncommunicable diseases: results of a National Noncommunicable Disease Monitoring Survey (NNMS)

Staff Category PHC (n = 537) CHC (n = 415) DH (n = 335)
% (95% CI) of Health facility where mentioned staff is
Doctors Available Trained Available Trained Available Trained
General Duty Medical Officers
 Allopathic System 85.1 (81.8–87.9) 30.4 (26.6–34.4) 91.6 (88.5–93.9) 21.0 (17.3–25.2) 93.4 (90.2–95.6) 15.8 (12.3–20.1)
 AYUSH* system 29.2 (25.5–33.2) 5.2 (3.6–7.5) 55.9 (51.1–60.6) 7.5 (5.3–10.4) 53.4 (48.1–58.7) 6.6 (4.4–9.8)
Specialist Medical Officers
 Medicine 10.8 (7.1–18.3) 3.4 (1.9–6.3) 25.1 (21.1–29.5) 4.6 (2.9–7.1) 79.4 (74.7–83.4) 16.4 (12.8–20.8)
 Surgery 3.2 (1.8–6.1) 0.0 27.2 (23.2–31.7) 3.6 (2.2–5.9) 88.4 (84.5–91.4) 11.3 (8.4–15.2)
 Obs & Gynae 12.3 (9.2–17.6) 1.9 (1.0–3.4) 44.6 (39.8–49.4) 7.0 (4.9–9.9) 81.8 (77.3–85.6) 13.7 (10.4–17.9)
 Ophthalmologist 8.0 (5.5–13.9) 1.3 (0.6–2.7) 21.4 (17.8–25.7) 2.4 (1.3–4.4) 81.5 (77.0–85.3) 9.6 (6.8–13.2)
Nursing and paramedical Staff
 Staff Nurse 70.4 (66.4–74.1) 23.5 (20.1–27.2) 97.8 (95.9–98.9) 23.9 (20.0–28.2) 97.0 (94.5–98.4) 20.6 (16.6–25.3)
 Health Assistants or equivalent 46.2 (42.0–50.4) 11.0 (8.6–13.9) 51.8 (47.0–56.6) 9.2 (6.7–12.3) 40.6 (35.5–46.0) 5.4 (3.4–8.4)
 Auxiliary Nurse Midwife or equivalent 73.4 (69.5–76.9) 16.6 (13.7–20.0) 76.6 (72.3–80.5) 13.5 (10.5–17.1) 63.9 (58.6–68.9) 9.6 (6.8–13.2)
 Pharmacist 81.9 (78.4–85.0) 14.5 (11.8–17.8) 94.9 (92.4–96.7) 11.8 (9.0–15.3) 99.1 (97.3–99.7) 9.9 (7.1–13.5)
 Lab Technician 70.8 (66.8–74.5) 14.3 (11.6–17.6) 94.5 (91.8–96.3) 11.8 (9.0–15.3) 98.8 (96.9–99.6) 13.1 (9.9–17.2)
 Physiotherapist 1.5 (0.7–3.0) 0.0 20.5 (16.9–24.6) 2.2 (1.1–4.1) 75.5 (70.6–79.8) 10.7 (7.8–14.5)
 Care coordinator 3.2 (2.0–5.0) 0.9 (0.4–2.2) 5.8 (3.9–8.5) 2.2 (1.1–4.1) 11.0 (8.1–14.9) 1.5 (0.6–3.5)
 Counsellor 8.6 (6.5–11.3) 2.6 (1.5–4.4) 56.1 (51.3–60.9) 9.4 (6.9–12.6) 80.9 (76.3–84.8) 13.7 (10.4–17.9)
  1. *Alternative systems of medicine - Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy